The World of If...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
As I was getting out of my car today at the park to take my walk, I saw a lady ahead of me. I thought, "If only I could walk that fast." In about 5 minutes another lady came towards me and again I thought, "I'd even be glad if I could walk THAT fast." I began to think about all the "ifs" I've had in my head. I seem to have my feet in the World of If lately. It's not a good world.
I thought about the old journalism adage, "Your story should always have the Who, What, Why, When, Where and How." No Ifs in that adage. The World of If is hard to drown out sometimes. What about the worlds of What, Why, When, Where and How? They are all a part of this journey. My brain needs to organize all of these worlds to work together.
I read about setting goals. I have done that, but they are so far out for me. I have tried shorter goals and sometimes they work. So I have decided to work on extremely short term goals - eating a good breakfast and exercising. Then I'll move on to the rest of the day. I need to celebrate each one of these achievements - small though they may be. Drive out the "If" voice.
As I was about to complete my walk, a lady was walking towards me using a cane. I wonder if she thought, "If only I could walk as fast as that lady." It's all relative.