A Journey of a Thousand Miles

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There is a Chinese proverb that says, "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."

This is certainly true. How does an infant learn to walk? Frist they crawl, pull themselves up, and then take those first few steps, which open open up a whole new world to them. They have learned a new skill, a skill that they shall need the rest of their lives.

How as adults do we take steps? Often we are in a hurry and we want the result yesterday. The most important thing is to take action and to be realistic about the timeframe in which what you desire will be accomplished.

If you feel stuck, stand still and focus. State your goals and describe how you can achieve them. We all started as helpless infants and leanred what we needed to learn to live in this world as safely as possible.

We can take one step at a time. If you have a huge project, break it down into smaller compartments or segments and work on one at a time. When you are finished you will look back feeling more confident. You can apply this concept in all areas of your life!

Most people feel a type of energy when they begin moving into a new direction. And remember, your direction does not need to be my direction.

Do what matters to you - go the distance - act - plan - feel - execute. Just as a child struggles to become mobile, so can we make our jouney, one step at a time.

Karlynn Baker is originally from California but moved to Arizona to receive her Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with a specialty in addictions. She owns The Employee Assistance Program of Tucson, Inc. helping contracted employees with mental heatlh concerns. She also shares a positive message every morning on KSAZ 580 AM. She enjoys life with her husband, David, her three daughters, and her two adorable grandsons.

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