Daunting seemed too limiting a term. What she wanted to learn resembled a seemingly insurmountable task she wanted to accomplish immediately.
Recently I talked with a friend about events in her life she felt were sucking her into a valley of exhaustion and despair. She didn’t want to sink deeper so she called, reaching out for a lifeline of encouragement.
As we discussed the events and situations she faced, I sensed she began to feel overwhelmed with the challenges she faced.
“There’s so much I need to learn now,” she lamented.
Words from Laozi came to mind: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
She didn’t have to conquer the journey in a single day. Just focus on taking one step, learning one thing today. Tomorrow’s single step would be tomorrow.
Are you intimidated about learning to become more romantic? Does that task seem daunting?
Take courage. You don’t have to learn everything about bringing more romance into your relationship in a single step. My suggestions for reducing the task to a surmountable size are:
- This week’s focus is a single step, learning one thing about being romantic.
- Next week take another step and learn one more thing.
- The following week, another step.
Like compounding interest, this step-at-a-time process of learning about romance is manageable. You only learn one thing at a time. Soon that insurmountable task diminishes in size. The speed at which it shrinks increases.
Don’t focus on the entire journey of learning to be romantic. Focus instead on a single task, one step you can take this week.
- Learn how you prefer to be romanced.
- Next week learn how your sweetheart prefers to be romanced.
You can master this task one step at a time. Robert