The Sunday Sessions: 7.8.18 Edition
Sunday is traditionally a day in which we slow down, take time for reflection, and recharge. Every Sunday, I will share a poem, excerpt, or thought that will make us think, wonder, or even laugh as we prepare ourselves for the upcoming week.
We’ve spent our weekend spring cleaning now that it’s July (we’re pretty much late for everything). We’ve trimmed the grass creeping up the sides of our house and fence, reorganized our front hall closet, cleared out our winter clothes for storage, weeded out clothes we no longer wear to donate to a local charity, and removed the mounds of paper in the kitchen and dining room that I plunk down willy-nilly once I come in from the mailbox. We’ve made a lot of headway, but the crazy thing is that our house doesn’t really look that much better. As my husband said, sometimes you have to make a bigger mess in order to get everything organized and clean.
This reminded me of a MarieTV episode in which Marie Forleo interviewed Todd Henry, who said that any project takes the shape of a U. When you start the project, you can see the ending destination and the path that you need to get there. It’s like there is a canyon between you and your goal. As you descend into the valley of the project, it gets more difficult for you to see the path and where you are headed. That’s why it can seem impossible when you are in the thick of your work. But as you continue on, pushing your way through and up towards your goal, the end comes into sight and everything seems to fall into place.
So if you are embarking on a big challenge of some kind and feel like it’s hopeless, take heart. You’re in the valley of your project. If you remain tenacious and keep going, you’ll reach your goal at last.
Question of the Week
What big goal are you working toward? Are you at the start of the project, where you can see the clear path to your destination, or are you in the valley where the path is more unclear?