“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr
As we come into the new year we’ve got new resolutions made, goals to accomplish, and good habits to form. There’s a lot of talk about how all of those are completed, but the one constant is that we must continue moving forward. Martin Luther King Jr preaches this by saying that no matter how you do it, no matter how big or small that forward step may be, it is a forward step.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld had a daily practice. Every day, Jerry promised himself that he would write a joke, every single day. The length, the topic, and even how funny it was came second to the fact – that it was completed. Some days the jokes were incredibly funny. Other days, hardly. Some jokes were long, some were barely a sentence. What Jerry was doing, was committing himself to make forward movement, every, single, day. Some days it was inch, and some days it was a mile. And this seemingly simple practice, to place tangible action into every day, resulted in one of the greatest comedians of his time.
Whether it’s a small step forward or a large leap towards your goal, the important piece is that it’s a movement forward. Whatever your resolution, goal, or new habit may be, every step towards it counts. So let’s create some forward progress