My friend who was on mental-health leave from a brutal work-environment told me that his counselor encouraged him to make a list of daily activities such as brushing his teeth, taking a shower, and getting dressed so that he could check them off as accomplishments (if he managed to do them). Seemed ridiculous but it helped.
Every time we check something off a list, our body releases endorphins (natural pain killers). When we are paralyzed with pain, doubt, fear, or disappointment, pain-killing is the first, critical step.
Pythagoras and my friend’s counselor seemed to understand the simple formula of:
- One foot in front of the other
- One step at a time
- Bite-size pieces
- Just get dressed
…as a path to the impossible.
(Turn on the computer and write one word worked for me today.)
I’m cheering for your “impossible.”