Tuesday, April 23, 2013
One Stone at a Time
The best way to move a mountain is one stone at a time. Nothing is insurmountable if you take one step before you take the next ~ Ed and Deb Shapiro
I remember doing a group interview for a job and once of the interviewers asked me, "How do you move mountains?" My answer was, "One stone at a time."
Whenever you have a daunting task ahead, dream goal or otherwise, it's always easier to break things down into smaller steps and goals. Even when I quit smoking, I celebrated all my little milestones: each day until it was a week. Each week until it was a month. Then one month became three, three became six, six became nine, and finally I was celebrating my first year smoke free. I just just celebrated sixteen years smoke free.
I recently went through this exercise with my manuscript, Disappear with Me. I want it ready for submission in June. I counted the weeks until then and the number of pages left to edit. I now have a daily and weekly goal of pages that need editing to have the manuscript ready for submission in June.
Tell me about time you had a big goal and how you broke it down?