The day has swirled with all manner of pink thoughts, as I've been in the thick of planning and designing the next issue of our Mary Kay newsletter. We're working on the theme of consistency. It's not so much a matter of doing things in a big way, but rather doing what we do, however large or small, consistently and with persistence.
For many of us, it's not an easy lesson. But I have been noticing a pattern of consistency has been developing as I write on my blog every day. If I had not made a commitment to write 100 blogs in 100 days and say it 'out loud' on this site, I probably would never have carried it through.
There have been days when I've been very busy with other projects; there have been times when I felt drained and didn't have a clue what to write about; there have been days when I was away on holidays and not near a computer...
And yet through it all, something no matter how small has been posted every day. For me, that's a big achievement! I'm usually a sprinter -- I stay eager and motivated for the short term, but it's the long haul marathon projects that wear me down. The finish line usually seems too far away and I weary long before I reach it.
It would be good to explore this whole area a little more, to find out what keeps me motivated, and to find any clues that could translate into other areas of my life. Perhaps we all can learn how to 'stay the course' with more grace, ease and joy.
Until tomorrow! Peace be within thy walls!