I talk a lot about breaking things down into small steps.
In fact, stupid small is how small the step should be as writer Stephen Guise says in his book Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results.
I rewatched Frozen 2 the other weekend and heard the process very well articulated by Anna in her song ‘The Next Right Thing’. Here’s the segment:
Just do the next right thing
Take a step, step again
It is all that I can to do
The next right thing
I won’t look too far ahead
It’s too much for me to take
But break it down to this next breath, this next step
This next choice is one that I can make
Deep Inner Knowing
When you’re going after something, a vision you have of how your life can be and how you want it to be. Sometimes it can be full-on, sometimes it’s overwhelming, sometimes you can even lose sight of it. But when can bring you back is that deep inner knowing that yes, you must keep going. And that’s when taking the next step, however small, comes into play. It keeps you moving forward til things start making sense again. Once they do you’re on a roll and you often wonder why you thought it was hard at all.
Look at your feet
So with that in mind, the next time you just can’t muster up looking your goals square in the face, it’s okay, look down at your feet and just to do the next right thing.