“Successful people demonstrate their resilience through their dedication to making progress every day, even if that progress is marginal.” ―Jonathan Mills
Have you ever seen the movie “What about Bob?” Classic silly (no offense) humor movie but it has several fantastic life lessons wrapped up inside the laughs. This is a movie about Bob who is all kinds of nutty and he starts seeing Dr. Leo Marvin for therapy. Dr. Leo Marvin’s therapy is based on “Baby Steps.” Bob is terrified of everything and I mean everything. So the doctor introduced him to the idea of “Baby Steps.” Instead of being worried about what is going on in the street outside of the building he coaches Bob to take baby steps and focus on leaving the room. Bob of course takes this literally and takes exaggerated baby steps as he leaves the office and goes home. Throughout the crazy antics of this movie the doctor and Bob continue to focus on taking tiny steps of healing and moving toward success. For me that is what this quote embodies. Maybe you are overwhelmed with fearing everything much like Bob and all you need to do is take a teensy tiny step towards progress. It’s beautiful how quickly those teensy tiny steps turn into leaps and bounds. Next thing you know the fear is gone and you are chasing progress. But the key is to take it a little at a time and no matter how marginal, you have to realize that you’ve made progress!
Sarah Deats is the Hope Inc. Stories Inspiration Engineer. Her goals are to make a connection with everyone that she can while building community, spreading hope, and sparking change. She believes that while life may not be easy, it is never lived alone.