Spiral Staircases

I’m sitting in my basement trying to write.  My mind is blank.  It’s interesting how we can make something as simple as writing difficult.  Often we know the first logical action to take when working towards a goal, but for some reason don’t take it.

When I first sat down to write I had one goal.  Complete an article before getting up from my chair. I had a clear objective goal, but I didn’t know how I was going to get there.

What I did know, however, was the first logical action towards completing my goal.  The first step in writing a page is writing a sentence.  And from that first sentence I would be able to write a paragraph, which would eventually lead to me being able to write a whole page.

Here’s the way I see it.  Goals with clearly identifiable first actions, but unclear proceeding actions are a lot like spiral staircases.

It’s impossible to see the top until you start walking, but each step you take reveals another stair.  A similar process occurs in many goals.

It’s often impossible to fully understand the actions required to achieve your goals before you start taking action, but with each action you take you’ll gain more clarity on the steps required to achieve them.

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