I live in Denver & its snowing today – so beautiful & it reminds me of an important lesson!! When I was in Jr High, I wanted to be really good at basketball (a winter sport) & I knew that I needed to practice ALOT – I wasn’t very good at all. Nevertheless, I remember going to the neighbors house with the basketball hoop & shoveling their driveway LOTS of times so that I could practice layups, etc. I made it a habit that I would shoot no less than 1-2 hours a day after school everyday, no matter what the weather was. I was totally into basketball & was committed to getting better! I did get better but clearly didn’t go on to be any kind of a basketball star. Nevertheless, I walked away from this time in my life with the firm conviction that improvement & progress toward a goal requires steady & consistent persistence.
In my life today, I don’t have the luxury of massive amounts of discretionary time. So the way I look at this idea of steady & consistent persistence in my current life is to do something everyday related to the goal that I’m trying to accomplish. Some days I make huge progress & some days I just make a little, but its progress nonetheless. So keep shoveling! ,)