I once heard someone say that the hardest part of staying fit is just getting your shoes on.
Once you get your shoes on, there’s no doubt that you’ll get your work-out on and your day, week, month, and year will be infinitely better because of that one move.
How true is that? And don’t you think this is applicable to all areas of our life?
Oftentimes, I dread sitting down to study. I’ll walk by my work station set up haphazardly on the dining room table and think of a million other things I could do to put off studying. But, once I sit down, I’m in a study zone and I usually make a lot of progress. The hardest part is just opening up my study materials.
Same goes for paying off debt. Once you sit down and write up a budget, you’re well on your way.
For years, I was a casual, uncaring churchgoer. Only going to church when I felt like it, not really committing myself to my parish. But, last fall, I made an effort to join an adult education class that changed my life. The teacher of the class happened to be speaking at the Mass that Lloyd and I were attending one Saturday evening. His presence struck me so much that I signed up for his weekly classes that night. Lloyd and I have been attending his weekly classes since last September. We have made some amazing, lifelong friends. Our teacher has not only become one our good friends, but I can honestly say that he has changed my life forever. He is an amazing person and I feel so blessed to just share in some of his time every week. If I had not just laced up my shoes and signed up for his class that night last fall, I would never have had the life-changing experiences that I’ve had since I’ve met him.
Think about what that phrase means for your life. Whether it’s sitting down to study, signing up for a class, starting a work-out program, or even just being a better person for your friends and family – just do it. Just lace up your shoes; after all, that’s the hardest part.