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Flying Lessons: Going Steady

June 6, 2013

tortoise and hare

Oliver Lake

I recently read something along the lines of

People overestimate what they can do in the short term – and underestimate what can be accomplished in the long-haul, a little bit each day.

This rung a familiar bell.  In fact, this has been our Fig way.

Here’s how it goes for us.  We always, always, think we are going to git-er-done  in x amount of time.  Inevitably, ‘er’ gets done in 2x amount of time.  This plays a not-so-nice trick on your mind:  you are not getting it done.

But then you run across an old Fig to-do list, and realize somehow things were accomplished.  And you think how did we do all of that?

Steady movement…little by little. 

Aesop knew a thing or two. 

Aesop sends a reminder to not lose heart.  Currently, my life does not afford an abundance of time at The Fig.  But a few hours today, a concentrated hour tomorrow…carries a sweet, unhurried momentum.  And I’m learning to ask better questions.  Not how much or how fast, but how?

Going little by little,


One Comment leave one →
  1. Mitzi Melton permalink
    June 6, 2013 10:50 pm

    I so enjoy reading your posts. You have a wonderful gift of expressive writing. From my perspective, you are accomplishing quite a lot and are maintaining the right balance by keeping your family first.
    Thankful to be moving forward and praying to catch each special
    moment hidden in every step. Mitzi


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