You don't specify any reference for this concept. Do you mean only in terms of weight loss? as a general orientation to life? when faced with stress?
For me, I get overwhelmed by details. I have to consciously make a decision to not only go one day, but sometimes just one tiny goal at a time. I tell myself, "okay, I'll collect and organize things from my desk." Not, "I'll clean this room." Once I get started, I frequently just keep on... but if I tell myself I need (or even want) to do a larger job, it spirals out of control and I can't even get started, I'm worn out before I begin. And then, when I'm finished, I'm wondering what I was thinking, that it was too big to manage?
Management is something I'm learning the hard way. I have a condition for which there is no cure. It's all management. I could get overwhelmed and give up... or I can take one tiny step and make some aspect better... at least temporarily.
If you're talking about overall outlook, I need to live in the moment. I have no idea how many "moments" I have left. I don't want to miss the small daily miracles and wonders that we tend to overlook in our hectic world. Life is magic. I savor it. It's a gift.
For weight loss, certainly I have a goal. I do focus on that. It draws me on. Otherwise, every little obstacle would set me back to the point I'd have little motivation or heart to go on. I lose and gain, rise and fall. But if I focus on the long-term rather than smaller daily or weekly goals I can stay the course.
I think it depends a lot on your personality. Some have to obsess about those tiny steps! for others (like myself), that approach would be counterproductive, at least so far as losing pounds! I guess the context makes a great difference, too.
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
~attributed to Chief Seattle
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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