Do you doodle or do you draw?
Each day we can look at our goals as a fresh sheet of paper. Everyday we each get so many hours to fill our blank sheet of a paper with drawings. I must confess I struggle with getting started. More often than I’d like to admit I doodle meaningless little squiggles along the edges just to file it away and start with fresh squiggly doodles the next morning. If I’m not aware this cycle will repeat itself so often that I’ll forget I’m capable of more than doodling.
What do you want to draw? Are you wanting an organized house? Do you have your eye on a possible promotion at work? A home project you want to complete? A marathon you want to run? Six pack abs? Do you want to be able to see your toes again? At some point we need to stop doodling and just start drawing. Pick up our pencils. Who cares if you can only draw stick figures at first. The more you draw the better you will get. And stick figures are better than no figures. We need to draw as vigorously as we can each day. As some point we can look at those old drawings and marvel at how far we’ve come. Unless we’ve just doodled in the corners for months or even years on end.
I know I’ve been complacent lately. It’s March and the excitement of the new year has worn off. The goals I set a few months ago are seeming a little fuzzy. Time to refocus. Time to pick up my pencil and get drawing. Enough doodling our days away.