Do you have an overwhelming task? Are you faced with a challenge too big to tackle? Do you have a Goliath sized to-do list and not a single stone in your sling? I feel that way right now. I've got some things...mostly just annoyingly detailed tasky-tasks that need doing. They need starting. But I don't feel I have the go-juice to get 'em done. And so...I look around me to find some measure of inspiration to get off my jeans pockets and knock 'em out.
Take this moment for instance. This is me on Saturday a few minutes after the completion of my first half marathon. 13.1 miles. Official time 2 hours, 05 minutes, 52.8 seconds. I finished 69th in my age bracket. No records here...but it was a big day for me.
A bigger day? January 1, 2008. The morning I started walking. In a post dated February 1, 2008, I tell of my first month of walking. 75 miles in a month. Those first early morning steps 22 months ago set in motion a series of events that led to Saturday's finish. I would say that the decision to get out of bed and walk was harder than the decision to run the final mile on Saturday. It wasn't glamorous to get out of bed. There was no cheering crowd and certainly no medal waiting for me at the finish...but the first step was the first step.
What's the first step you need to take to get the big task off your list. I've got mine...I'm gonna go take it now.