One Steo At a Time

I’m going to accomplish so many things!

That’s what I thought back in March when I started working from home. Where did the time go? In theory, I’ve had more time by staying at home. What did I use the extra time for? I can list all the items that didn’t happen or cancelled, but what did I actually accomplish? Sure, I wrote a couple of new stories and finished some little projects, but I’m still far, far away from where I want to be.

While I was being overwhelmed with the frustration and self-criticism, I was invited to Professional Women Toastmasters as a keynote speaker last month. The keynote speech preparation took me down memory lane from joining Toastmasters in 2009, winning my first speech contest trophy in 2011, becoming a club president in 2013 and Area Governor in 2014…to receiving Distinguished Toastmaster and Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2020.

That reminded me of a saying:

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

When I started my journey in 2009, none of those accomplishments was my goal. I simply wanted to improve my English speaking skills. All I did was to complete one task at a time. Who would’ve thought that I would be telling stories in public in the future? Not me!

No acorn becomes an oak tree overnight.

Let’s keep remind ourselves; Take one step at a time, one day at a time!