Monday, November 03, 2008

Bluntly Speaking 6

Live what you Believe: Don't contradict yourself
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Being in campus and around campus people, it won't be surprising to hear about the countless dreams, desires and aspirations which many have. Sure, they are mature and intellectual people and they definitely have a good idea of what they want.

But there has to be consistency between their words and their actions. I repeat, CONSISTENCY.

It doesn't help if:

- you want to lose weight and you still continue to have suppers high in calories
- you want to love others self-lessly and still continue to gossip
- you want to start the day early and still continue to hit the snooze button
- you want to grow in the Lord and still continue to put away your quiet time

And honestly speaking, it's way easier to do a one-off, large-scale attempt to achieve something, than to engage in small, humble, consistent and determined efforts to reach your goals.

In other words, it's easier to be inspired and go 6km and then get cramps and give up, then to do 2km runs regularly and build up from there.

Thus, it's crucial that we place our aspirations/ambitions side-by-side with our actions. It's okay if they are very far apart, but the thing is, is the latter getting CLOSER to the former?

So, to get where we desire to go, make it a point to start with small, digestible efforts. And keep to them despite your circumstances nor emotions - press on and persevere. It's the small steps one after the other that eventually reaches the destination, not the big leaps and the nothingness after that.

4 comments:

joline said...

"And honestly speaking, it's way easier to do a one-off, large-scale attempt to achieve something, than to engage in small, humble, consistent and determined efforts to reach your goals."

versus,

"So, to get where we desire to go, make it a point to start with small, digestible efforts."

Sorry bro, a little confused here?

Dominic. said...

heya sis!

what i meant is that it's easier to do the big-leap kindda stuff because of inspiration or emotional/spiritual high's than to persist and persevere with small, consistent and unrecognizable efforts.

keeping the end in mind and keeping efforts consistent and sustainable is the key...

...too many people get inspired and fired up (nothing wrong with that), but they take too HUGE a step which is not advisable nor healthy in the LONG run...

...yup, slow and steady wins the race - not so fast that u run out of stamina and give up...neither too slow that you unknowingly stop moving or waver off course..

cheers! ;)

IzzyBellyHoo said...

i liked this. thanks. (:

van said...

me too!
okey i think i am lagging two months. but yea. i have "revelation" reading this entry.

i love this - So, to get where we desire to go, make it a point to start with small, digestible efforts. That's my goal to achieve bigger goals in 2009.