Who still remembers their New Years Resolutions? Most people, at this point, have either given up or are frustrated with their progress, especially with health related goals. I wanted to take this moment to encourage you with a story.
“Two people come to a mountain with a pot of gold on top, 5,000 feet up. The first is so lazy that, although he wants to get to the gold, he refuses to take an upward step. He walks around the base of the mountain, always staying at exactly the same elevation.
The second guy is pretty lazy too, so he too refuses to hike the steep trail to the top. In fact, he heads off on almost the same course as the first guy, except that he angles off just enough that with each step, he goes up 0.5 inches — about a one degree slope.
No matter how long the first guy walks, he’ll always remain at the base of the mountain. The second guy has a long road ahead of him, but after about 23 miles of hiking, he reaches the pot of gold.
The difference is one degree.
How many people live their lives walking around the base of the mountain, never getting anywhere? Everyone travels 24 hours every day, whether they’re climbing or not.”
Look at the picture of the compass. Can you see one degree? It may look small, but over time, you will be able to look back at the 50 pounds you lost, amount of money you saved, or amount of personal growth. Change starts with you, no matter how big it is. Stay the course and know that slowly walking up the mountain is better than spending your life walking around it.
Story from: http://whitehatcrew.com/blog/a-mere-one-degree-difference/