Acknowledge How Far You’ve Come
Sometimes we forget to notice how far we’ve come.
We are so busy looking forward, wanting to improve, wanting to get better.
That we forget that we’ve already made amazing leaps and bounds.
We forget to acknowledge how FAR we’ve truly come.
I received a lovely reminder this weekend, thanks to Ashlee Hamon photography.
I saw a photo of my crow pose from Thursday.
And then I saw how much straighter my arms were from our photoshoot together a year ago.
And then I dug out a photo from 2013 and saw how much much better my crow is now.
The differences are small, but they are huge to me.
Photo by aka photographs
Now (Spring 2015):
My arms get just a teensy bit straighter each time! Maybe next year my arms *will* be straight? Who knows?
And the differences aren’t huge. They are small. They are barely noticeable. But they are huge reminders that small steps can make a huge impact. And that we don’t get from point a to point b overnight.
But that all the little steps we take on our journey MATTER. They get us to where we need to go. To what we want. And it can be so easy to see the setbacks, the disappointments, or the moments that just feel icky. Or to just focus on the HUGE highs, the big things, the over the top things. And it’s these little moments. These baby steps. The ever so slightly straightening of the arms in crow, that make all the difference.
So remember, whatever journey you’re on. Whatever goals you have. You have already made tremendous strides. Look back to where you were last year. And the year before. And look for the little things. The stuff you tend to gloss over and forget about. Pay attention to your crow arms. And notice how your form has changed. Applaud your baby steps.
And someday those baby steps, those minute movements, those will inch you closer to your goals and your dreams.
Give yourself a pat on the back. Remember you’re baby steps. Because it’s the baby steps that lead you onwards each and every day.
Acknowledge how far you’ve come!