Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Magic Of Thinking Small

Washing the dishes is such an overwhelming task for me. Earlier, I just washed the dishes and
utensils that I used last night -- I'm a work-in-progress, I know.

When I stood in front of the sink and looked at the task ahead of me, I already felt spent. Still, I went on and touched the first plate.

"If only there's an easier way to do this," I said to myself. When I was about to touch the first spoon, an Aha! moment came upon me.

We get overwhelmed easily because we think of the task at hand as a whole. To solve this dilemma, we should think about the smaller steps in completing the whole task. We should think small.

When this thought became "complete" in mind, an extra jolt of energy was formed inside me that made the whole task of washing the dishes much easier.

In fact, I am here now in front of my laptop writing about this newly found discovery.

Perhaps you have a task that you continue to procrastinate upon because merely thinking about it already bogs you down. It can be a huge task at work or a new exercise program that you want to start -- but never did.

Or it can be as simple as washing the dishes and any other task at home -- just like what I had earlier.

When you find yourself overwhelmed by a task at hand, stop thinking big. Start thinking small.

It worked for me. It will work for you too!

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." -Lao Tzu

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