I've recently taken up regular exercise and, wow, do I have a long way to go before I can make any claims about my general fitness. At about the halfway point this morning, I was seeing stars.
It's no surprise, I guess, that my prompt writing and journaling today have veered toward themes of perseverance and goal setting. There's something powerful about turning goals (and setbacks) into words on a page, isn't there? Goals can be whittled down to their essentials, then divided into manageable, achievable steps. Possibly even more importantly, setbacks become part of the story rather than the end of the story.