"One Bulb at a Time" - Crucial Advice for Reaching Goals
One bulb at a time. At least that’s how the story goes to explain the above field of daffodils. Nearly one million were planted over a period of forty years.
Ever feel like you’re never going to accomplish your goals? Sometimes we set rather large ones for ourselves--yet they are attainable.
We’ve heard it said before, ‘break down larger goals into smaller ones’. And the advice is sound. Think about writing a novel. The task may seem very daunting when you start out, but as the words start to flow, the story comes together, and before you know it you’ve written a full length novel.
Maybe you have yet to reach your goal of completing a novel. Take heart. A book may be made up of 60,000-100,000+ words, but when you break that down, what do you have? One word at a time.
The same advice and mindset can be taken when in the editing process, which can sometimes feel more daunting than a first draft.
But maybe your struggle isn’t with your writing at this time. Maybe it’s another goal you have. You want to learn a new language? Possibly your goal is to lose weight? The possibilities are endless.
Why not adjust your thinking to the mindset of “one bulb at a time”, one day at a time...whatever applies to your situation, but you get the point. Great things are only accomplished over time with determination and pacing.
I thank my sister for sending me the email story about the daffodils which inspired this post. Here's a link to a post that includes the true life story.