Move Your Mountain
It’s early January, and you're sitting in front of your mountain with determination to make this a groundbreaking year. But how do you find your breakthrough to genuinely break ground?
Perhaps you’re like me, and you’ve been staring at the same mountain for years. You finally built up the courage to walk towards your mountain. Only it doesn’t seem that it will ever move. You understand that you need to move big rocks out of the way. Yet it appears that you’ll never make enough progress to leave a dent.
Maybe you’ve gone around the same mountain for longer than you can remember. At times, you pick up small pebbles. Other times, you’ve built up the strength to move a rock or two. You’re motivated for a while. It seems that you’ll break through to solid ground. You start then stop, but nothing happens. And it’s at the point that you’re tempted to just give up.
If you ever hope to break through to your potential, you need to step outside your comfort zone. It isn’t comfortable to move heavy rocks. It isn’t easy to pick them up day after day. And the more rocks you shift, the higher the probability you have of causing a landslide.
Each time you move a rock, there’s a chance that others will fall. Despite the risk, you have to be willing to take a chance.
Sometimes it’s tempting to move a ton of rocks at once. You may feel a need to make progress that you can see. Other times, it’s best to be methodical. After all, consistency is key.
If you have a crane, this will allow you to move huge rocks out of the way. In turn, you'll see fast, visible results. But if you’re like me, resources are limited. You have to work with what you have, and what you have isn’t equipped to move massive rocks all at once.
If you pick up one rock a day, it may feel like the mountain will never move. But if you’re careful and consistent, you’ll leave time and space for the dust to settle. Other rocks will be affected by the change. Thoughtful movement will allow everything to fall into place. This will give you the balance to pick up rocks day after day.
Consistency is key. Pick up one rock a day. One day you’ll look back and realize you moved a mountain.
Julie Barbera, author of the forthcoming book, Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection
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