Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This theory is valid in all of life's endeavors. Confucius said a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. After the first step, you are 30 inches closer to the goal. If we apply the put one foot in front of the other principle to all things in life they become manageable. Break the chore down into small tasks and accomplish the small tasks in order. Pretty soon, the small tasks, stacked =atop one another, have lifted you to goal.
Climbers use this method to climb Mount Everest. Before attempting to reach the summit, the climbers go to base camp, camp 1, camp 2, camp 3, and camp 4. When the climbers begin their assault on the summit, they have already made five successful climbs and the final assault is another in a series of climbs. Each of the previous five climbs has achieved two purposes, it has acclimated the climbers to the natural conditions and it has moved the climbers closer to their goal.
Take your chores in small steps
Put One Foot in Front of the Other