Friday, August 23, 2013
Do you ever get involved in projects you hadn't intended to start? I do it all the time. Here is an example. The other day, for reasons I don't recall, I decided to scrub just a portion of the porch floor. Our neighbor's dog camps out over here a lot. He smells awful..and recently, they gave him a bath in oil of some sort, most of which ended up on my porch floor. So, I impetuously decided to scrub just a section of the floor....and it looks so pretty when it is wet:
Then I decided that the wood door (200 yr old door original to the house..but not that doorway) needed cleaning/oiling. So, I launched into that!
this was one of those jobs that by half way, I wished I hadn't started it. BUT, it came out looking very nice.
I find that often my intentions don't match up with what I actually do. This is the case when planning dinner, planning to eat properly, tackling exercise..all sorts of things. The thing I can use this little project to illustrate, though, is that by breaking the job into smaller units...and keeping at it, I CAN get the job done AND be really pleased with the end result. That applies to weight loss and fitness very well. We can't get fit or slender overnight...but by taking things one bit at a time, WE CAN get the desired results..and be proud of the accomplishment.