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Movement isn't progress

Friday, May 20, 2016

In a recent reading of C.S. Lewis I came across a short excerpt about progress/turning around. Lewis noted that we all want progress--"progress" being moving towards our goal. He reminded me that if I'm going in the wrong direction, I'm not making progress; movement isn't the same as progress. The sooner I turn around, the sooner I'm back to making progress. So, admit I'm headed in the wrong direction, make corrections, and get moving in the correct direction.
While I can turn around at any time, I need to stay focused, I need to frequently assess my "progress," and I need to be honest about my direction. The sooner I turn around, the sooner I'm back on track and the sooner I can count progress during my reflection time.
I'm glad I came across the excerpt because I needed that reminder--been off track in some of my approaches and relying on only nutrition to do the job needed to become healthier is throwing me off course--at least off balance. So, I need to gather my energies and "turn around" so I can make progress, not just movement.
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