Sharing one of my most popular Wednesday Wisdom columns. Enjoy – and pass it on!
Don’t you hate the midweek slump? It’s a time when a lot of us tend to get overwhelmed. I’ve got some quick words of wisdom to share with you that I hope will help.
The following quote has been attributed to a number of people, including Confucius, William Faulkner, Michelangelo, and Robert Louis Stevenson. It goes like this:
“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
Consider this when you’re sure your To-Do list has become long enough to use as a wallpaper border in your bedroom. When you’ve got a goal in mind that you’re worried you might never reach. Or when you’re confronted by a challenge that seems insurmountable—sort of like that mountain.
My challenge at the moment is paperwork that needs to be filed. Trust me, right now, those piles feel like an entire mountain range!
After reading the quote above, I decided my game plan is to start carrying each piece of paper away as though it were a small stone and to put it in its proper place. I’m betting that by the time I’m done, I’m going to feel a whole lot lighter.
How about you? Have any mountains you’d like to remove? Feel free to share them here.
And good luck getting started, one stone at a time.