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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Baby Steps

There are few changes that can be made overnight.   Even if you have a bad habit and completely stop doing it, the temptation is probably still there and must be fought off for a long time.  The longer you have done something a particular way, the harder it is to change.  But, that doesn't mean change isn't possible.  Any positive change puts you in a better place than you were before, regardless of how long it takes to get there.

The key to any change is to take baby steps.  Don't try to do everything at once.  Start slowly, be consistent and don't quit.  I heard once that if you start an exercise program, it takes six weeks before results are noticeable.  Most people stop long before six weeks are up because they don't see results.  They quit too soon.  How sad!  If they had only stuck with it for just a little while longer, they would have gotten the rewards for their effort.  That is true with most things that are worthwhile.  We either take on too much at a time or quit too soon.  No wonder habits are so hard to change.  We expect immediate results and are disappointed that all our hard work seems futile.

Give yourself time to make changes, in your life, your dealings with your children and/or husband, your relationships with others.  Just take baby steps. You'll get there.  :)


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