Small Steps

 When the pressures of the day die out and we are left with only time and our dreams, what keeps us from moving forward? It seems so much easier to stop. Just a couple minutes on Facebook. Check Twitter. Maybe end the night binge-watching tv shows. Life dangles these momentary pleasures in front us and while each has a legitimate use, the real danger is the distraction they cause which can lead us to a standstill.  Ask yourself these questions in that moment of distraction:  Why did you start your journey in the first place?   Was it a quest for a better life?   Or a dream that’s constantly calling?    What is it all worth to you?   10 more minutes of personal work? Can you push it to 15?   Those extra 15 minutes of work add up and you will start to see results quickly!  I’ll leave you with a quote from C. G. Jung:  “Your heights are your own mountain, which belongs to you and you alone. There you are individual and live your very own life. If you live your own life, you do not live the common life, which is always continuing and never-ending, the life of history and the inalienable and ever-present burdens and products of the human race. There you live the endlessness of being, but not the becoming.    Becoming belongs to the heights and is full of torment.”

When the pressures of the day die out and we are left with only time and our dreams, what keeps us from moving forward? It seems so much easier to stop. Just a couple minutes on Facebook. Check Twitter. Maybe end the night binge-watching tv shows. Life dangles these momentary pleasures in front us and while each has a legitimate use, the real danger is the distraction they cause which can lead us to a standstill.

Ask yourself these questions in that moment of distraction:

Why did you start your journey in the first place? 

Was it a quest for a better life? 

Or a dream that’s constantly calling? 

What is it all worth to you?

10 more minutes of personal work? Can you push it to 15? 

Those extra 15 minutes of work add up and you will start to see results quickly!

I’ll leave you with a quote from C. G. Jung:

“Your heights are your own mountain, which belongs to you and you alone. There you are individual and live your very own life. If you live your own life, you do not live the common life, which is always continuing and never-ending, the life of history and the inalienable and ever-present burdens and products of the human race. There you live the endlessness of being, but not the becoming. 

Becoming belongs to the heights and is full of torment.”

joseph peaks