2.29.2012

just leap...



What did you do with your extra day today? We were sent home early from work due to a city-wide power outage... a little excitement for the day, although it took me twice as long to actually get home. Treating major intersections as four-way stops reaaally slows down traffic. I planned to do a little reading, but then actually fell asleep for an hour long nap. I guess I needed it!

I've been thinking a lot lately about goals, wishes, and far off dreams. I tend to over-analyse these things only looking at the end result and all the work ahead. I realized I need to just go for things, just start somewhere... anywhere... to get things going. Otherwise you're just staring at a huge to-do list, feeling paralyzed to start, right?

How do you push through the beginning stages of a far-off goal?

Photos: My own, from film
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  1. this is crazy! it's been snowing a lot here too but thankfully no power outage for now. anyway one good method i find is to divide into the smallest smallest chunks. i feel that this it away from the omg its impossible overwhelming feeling and once you get started, you'll gain momentum and hopefully it'll be smooth sailing from there :P just my silly 2¢s

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    1. Yes! Breaking it down will definitely help I think... making lists already!

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  2. i've got no problem stating... my challenge is the keeping going!

    ah, a nap.... sounds sooo good.

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    1. Hahaha, yes, i'm guilty of this too, telling everyone my goal but then I fall way behind!

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  3. Each day, I take little steps, tiny steps toward my goal. No matter how insignificant it may seem to others, it has meaning to me.

    That's why I make it a point to snap at least one picture every day, to connect with that creative spirit within, and make sure that it doesn't flicker and die out.

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    1. I agree, tiny steps probably help way more than looking at all these big goals. Makes sense! Love that you take photos each day!

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  4. Celebrate the little accomplishments, don't let the stagnant days discourage you, and take those naps when you need them!

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  5. I think you are right. You just have to leap. Go for it. Start regardless of where you are. I am terrible at this. I always tell myself that I need this first or have to do it this way. We're on the same page, it seems. I think it's time we just jumped.

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    1. I think so too! I'm my own worst enemy when it comes to stalling...

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  6. I am dealing with this same goal setting issue! There's just so much I want to do, and yet so much I need to get done! hopefully we will both find the perfect balance!

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  7. Unfortunately, nothing different...=/

    xoxo

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  8. Hi Daniella. I love your blog. Making a list (or lists) helps remain focused, but I agree that lists can get out of control and become overwhelming. I never have more than 5 things on my list at any given time so maybe the key is quantity...when 1 is done, I add 1 more. I wrote a similar Leap Day post about starting something new and/or doing something you've always loved to do. Good luck with your new ventures.

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    1. Oh my gosh. This totally makes sense! I never thought i've trying thing this way... i'll make a list that soooo long, and checking one thing off leads to like 5 others. Maybe I should break it down to a short list and just make sure I focus on those couple of things, so i'm not thinking too far ahead and worrying. Makes sense!

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