Have you ever done something as a small gesture for someone and had them seem overwhelmed by it? I have wondered why some people react so intensely with the smallest of gestures. In my line of work, we see daily, that people sometimes appreciate “the little things” more than the life-saving “big” things we do as nurses. A warm blanket, holding a hand and talking to them for a few unhurried moments (even if we don’t really have the time), a cool washcloth to a fevered forehead. I don’t need a doctor’s order to do these things, they are my comforts to my patients.
Which side of the fence are you on today? Are you being held in, held captive? What is holding you back? Your thoughts, lack of action, lack of confidence can all be things that may hold you back from achieving success or at least taking positive steps toward your goals.
Imagine the gate, imagine it swinging wide open to allow you to get outside the fence. Don’t be afraid to step through that threshold, out into the freedom that awaits you. What is one thing you can do today to help you achieve your goals? What gate can you open to help you succeed?
Comment below, let us know which side of the fence you are on today and what “gate” you need opened!
Newton’s First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. Well, I definitely have the “at rest” part down perfectly! What I have the most trouble with, is finding the energy/motivation/force to get “in motion”. Things that have worked for me in the past include inviting people over, fear of “bodily injury”, (seriously… a multi-toy minefield) or just reaching a “I really can’t stand this anymore” moment.
Once I get “in motion”, it is so much easier to build momentum and keep going with other projects. Nike has it right when they say “just do it”. Just do one thing. You will feel an amazing sense of accomplishment with just that one thing! That is your “energy/motivation/force” to keep going.
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