It’s been quiet at my end – there are reasons for that. But let’s not go there right now.
It doesn’t actually help take the necessary action to get going again.
In the last few months, when I caught up with friends I hadn’t seen for a while, they asked me about what had happened to the emails they used to receive from me so regularly.
They weren’t sure whether someting was wrong at their end. Emails can go haywire these days.
I was touched by these enquiries.
It meant people had read my emails, and missed them when they stopped arriving in their inbox. They remembered them months after they dropped off the ether.
The fact is 2015 was a crazy year, a combination of us doing an experiment and external events.
A long story. But that’s for another time – food for many more emails.
Another fact for the delay was pefectionism – and wanting to be special.
That first email after such a long time was going to be monumental.
Talk about all the learnings, in one succinct email.
Deep change is not like that however.
It’s of dribs and drabs, continuously, tap, tap, tap. Sometimes stronger, sometimes less.
Like water following the shape of the land. Finding the smallest crack or depression in a rock.
Over time it gets deeper and a beautiful creek, gorge or valley is created.
But that takes a long time. We all know that. Right?
Yet, we still want to change ourselves in one big hit.
That’s an earth quake approach.
It creates destruction and heart ache.
So, how can we change without the destruction?
Do a little bit at a time. 15 minutes here and there – consistently.
It’s easy to do.
It’s also easy not to do, to quote Jeff Olson, author of The Slight Edge.
So, it takes a bit of effort to take that first step and to keep going.
And I fall into the ‘easy not to do’ trap like everybody else.
So, here is my first email in a long, long time.
Hopefully it is an inspiration for you to take that first step you have been wanting to do.
- Start with 15 minutes.
- Don’t try to be perfect
- Just do it
- And tomorrow do it again
I would love to hear from you. What you would like to change in your life?
It can be a small thing, like going to bed earlier at night – or a big one, such as to finally address an insomnia that might have troubled you for many years.
Hit reply – and tell me about it in a few sentences!
We all deserve happiness and fulfilment.