A classic quote by Buddha reminds us that if we are willing to take the first step, why not follow through and precede to take next step. The tradegy lies in the 2nd step not being taken. A lot of what we do revolves around taking the “first step” and then shortly after, abandoning whatever thing that might be – Working out, writing that blog post, painting that picture etc. We get these waves of extreme motivation and inspiration and usually act upon these impulses without delay..
A week or two later, we find that we cannot sustain the multiple activities that we are trying to accomplish. What’s the alternative? Start your ‘something’ and take it all the way through to completion. I mean finish what you start. This won’t leave you feeling like you have spread yourself too thin energy-wise. Another important point I’d like to share is that we try to do too many things. All the time. As soon as we humans get any space in our schedule, we ask ourselves: “What can I do to fill up this space?”
They say “Live every day to the fullest.” They don’t say “squeeze the most out of every minute you have.”
I’ll leave you with a quote by Mother Teresa and I think it’s applicable:
“The more you have the more occupied you are. The less you have, the more free you are.”