Interesting analogy using the Pamplona running of the bulls. It's very true that in our society we're trained to want/desire/expect instant gratification, so therefore, we must have an all or nothing attitude.
If we start out at top speed right from the beginning we're doomed to fail. Yet people look down on those who are just starting out for setting goals that may seem too easy. You have to remember that we all were at that beginning stage at some point. You might be a marathon runner now, but a year ago, you might have only been able to walk around the block.
Think about the amazing progress a baby makes in the first year or 2 of life. We all started by crawling, then walking, then running. At first we could only coo and babble, then form a few words, then phrases, then complete sentences. We could scribble with our crayons, then graduated to printing, then to cursive writing. It's the same with getting healthy. We start slowly, achieve our first goals, and build from there.
Life is a process of continued learning and improvement.
- 5/18/2012 2:18:46 PM