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Have you guys found that losing weight or being healthy or being faster or stronger or flexibler or WHATEVER your goal is very much resembles a puzzle?
You have all the pieces laying out there in front of you, it’s just a matter of putting it all together so that you can see the big picture.
You start with the edge pieces, you lay the framework. You’ve got to have something to work with. You can’t just sift through everything, hope to find the middle piece and start from there. You need to start with the things you know you control.
Every once in a while, you bump the table and the pieces go flying. If you have a pretty good start on the puzzle, then only a few pop out of place. Your foundation is solid, secure, it’s easy to find the pieces that fell out of place.
But, if you haven’t made the puzzle a priority, you may not have much to go on. You have a skeleton of your finished product. It’s harder to find exactly where you should start again because you never laid the groundwork.
So you start again. Maybe this time, though, you put a few more pieces of the puzzle in place so that the picture is a little more clear. Your foundation is a little more solid, you’re a little more confident that things won’t get messed up as easily.
Eventually, you will get there. How fast you finish the puzzle depends on how fast you work to finish it. The puzzle won’t finish itself. If you don’t work on it, it will sit there. And the longer it sits there unfinished, the more likely you are to accidentally bump the table and send the pieces flying.
How does your puzzle look? Are the pieces still in the box, all shiny and new and exciting? Have you been working a while and are having trouble with that one little piece? Is your framework set?
One piece at a time. That’s the only way to finish.
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