Most of us can relate to the feelings of frustration of setting a new years or other resolution and sticking to it for a while until something unexpected occurs. An illness; extra work; a change of plans, and we put the resolution on pause just for a bit and then never manage to get it started again until next year rolls up. I always thought that I needed more self-control, but new research is showing that I needed a different thing altogether.
Most people have heard the old saying from Laozi that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” This statement is a fantastic analogy to all things that we wish to achieve in life, from doing well in school to achieving a childhood dream.
But what are the traits that you need to take that single step? Are they the same traits that are needed to complete a journey of a thousand miles? I always thought that it was the one trait that was required: self-control.
But a few months ago Read more..