Pressing Forward.

have you ever noticed how daunting life change can be?
we set out on these adventures to change everything about ourselves and then get discouraged when we fall down. we see failure.

well, at least that's what often happens to me.
but i saw a quote today that managed to offer new hope.

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another." ~Walter Elliott

that is so so true.
i love a little dose of fresh perspective.
small victories are still victories.
so make each day a race instead of the whole year a race.

it could be many races in a day.
for instance, my first race could be choosing a wise meal for breakfast. and once breakfast is over, whether i finished wisely or not, a new race begins and i have a chance to "beat the time of my last race" by making wise lunch choices.

you see?

and this is true in EVERY. SINGLE. AREA. of our lives.
one thing at a time, one moment at a time.
we don't have to set out to make super drastic changes over night.
we have to start somewhere and baby steps are ok.

when someone decides to run a marathon, they don't just show up one day with no training and expect to complete it.
no, they train. they may run every day training. they may run lots of little 5k's and 10k's slowly building themselves up for the big race.

so start training. it's ok to start small as long as you're starting.