“Why can’t we just be born knowing how to ride a bike?”
This was the question my son tearfully asked me not too long ago after attempting to ride his bike again.
“You’re right,Honey, that would make it so much easier. But you just need to practice. Remember when you learned to swim? It’s the same thing. The more you practice, the better at it you become.”
“Mom, I want to learn, but I don’t want to do the work.”
And there it is. The dilemma we all face when it comes to accomplishing the goals we have in life.
The desire to achieve something will only take us so far, we must do the work.
We must risk wobbling around on our two wheels and spending sometime looking and feeling awkward.
If we keep our eyes focused on the fear of falling we will never learn to ride the bike. Sometimes, what slows us down in our attempts to reach a specific goal is the time we waste dwelling on how much we don’t know. We think of all the things we still need to learn and it completely overwhelms us. We get scared, we hesitate, we lose our confidence, and we start to wobble.
In my previous job, I had a sales manager whose favorite motivational phrase was, “Nothing plus nothing equals nothing.” Accomplishing our goals will always take effort.
What are some steps you can take today towards achieving that goal?
Linking up with Jen to today over at Finding Heaven