Hello Friends! We have been SUPER busy getting our new studio open and functioning. We will have lots of pictures soon to show you! We are very excited During this process, we have come across a concept over and over again and thought it would make a great Thankfulness post. And that concept is “one step at a time”.
Nothing, I repeat nothing, will overwhelm you more than the prospect of putting an entire IKEA closet system together. I knew that some assembly would be required, but nothing could have prepared me for the sight of a 9 foot x 9 foot cabinet with doors being delivered in a few very flat boxes. Our HUGE doors to said cabinet were delivered in a box that was 2 foot by 3 foot. I marvel at their packing skills… To get the entire cabinet to fit in a very flat box, IKEA has cleverly broken every component of the closet down to its very basic parts. Good news! There are instructions. Because IKEA is an international company and would have to translate into multiple languages, there is no language associated with the instruction booklet. Instead, they provided a series of very descriptive pictures.
Which brings me to my “one step at a time” concept. Have you ever started a project or pursuit toward a life goal, looked at the desired end result and thought…I don’t know if I can do that? Or I don’t know how to do that, there’s no way that I can? I think that everyone has. That is certainly the feeling that we got when we looked at the parts of the IKEA cabinet strewn out across the room against the picture of the finished cabinet, and then saw the instruction booklet. But then something funny happened…as long as we focused on the first step (that one wasn’t so bad) and then step two (that was easy) and then step three (that makes sense), what eventually emerged was an IKEA closet (and it looked just like the picture). It was challenging (no one ever said it wouldn’t be), but not impossible.
Life is like that too I think (although I wish there was an instruction booklet to help!) We might not know everything we need to do to accomplish a goal, but we know what we need to do today…right now. Today do Step One, Tomorrow do Step Two, three days later do Step Three, then maybe you did it wrong and have to go back and do Step One again…we have come to discover that eventually what emerges in your life is an accomplishment of a goal. And that’s ten times better than an IKEA cabinet!