It really is.
Sometimes I get consumed with big picture thinking — does this ever happen to you?
I start obsessing over an end result in all of its perfection, but then quickly get swamped with overwhelm after realizing — big dreams demand big effort. Uh-oh…not sure I’m up for that!
Which is why I try to break that big ole dream into something less grand. Something more manageable. Like a little to-do list.
I mean, isn’t the grand vision just a sequence of smaller bits?
In yoga I don’t just stretch right into Kurmasana. I’ve got to go through the opening series, and set the foundation. This is how I move into the big postures. Small, simple steps all the way!
My day job often calls me to style large groups of people for a photoshoot. Sometimes 5 families. Other times 10 kids. This week I have 15 women. Take that number and then multiply by 3….that’s how many outfits I need to get. (It’s all about the options!) Needless to say, the prep can cause panic.
“How will I get that many looks together and make everyone feel fabulous?!??!” is what crosses my mind… often.
But when I break it down into each person for each day….it comes together. It always does.
And what about making small contributions to create a greater world?
Feels like too much? Then there’s always the other little thing that makes a big difference…
just say “it’s perfect” and if there are any doubts just say “I have all the help I need” (confidence erases doubts)
Love how you’ve used the yoga as a template/metaphor. Thanks for the wise and beautiful (visually and verbally) post. And yes! I’ve realized ridiculously late how much lipstick can do…to say nothing of kisses :). xoxo
ST, your comments always make me feel so good about my posts….and myself. I thank you fully for this! xoxo