(We all have obstacles to our morning routines, this series is designed to help you identify and overcome them so that you can start each day strong.)
Spasmodic Hercules. If that isn’t the best phrase ever, I don’t know what is...
It was written by 19th century author Anthony Trollope:
“A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.”
Spasmodic Hercules. That’s me with my New Years Resolutions.
That’s me when I’ve had enough with the mess in my home and I clean from top to bottom furiously in ONE day only to ignore it for a month.
That’s me when life has gotten crazy, I snap, and decide that I need to overhaul my morning routine.
So I wake up HOURS early for all of…two days in a row.
You know what is far more effective than being a spasmodic Hercules?
Being a 9-year old cellist.
My son started playing the cello when he was 9. He practiced all of 10 minutes a day for over a year.
10 minutes. What sort of difference can 10 minute make?
“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” – Jim Rohn
10 minutes doesn’t make a big difference. But 10 minutes day after day after day?
That persistence has transformed noise into music. Struggle into songs. And faithfulness into beauty.
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…” Zech 4:10
My friend, wherever you may find yourself today, whatever lack you may feel or whatever mountain you may be facing, do not despise these small beginnings.
Start with a 3-minute morning. Stick with it and be persistent. It will transform more than you can imagine.
Your small faithful investment brings with it the power of compound interest, so don’t be distracted or discouraged by those overnight transformations – those spasmodic Hercules.
You just keep doing what you do every day and watch that daily commitment bring unshakeable and unbreakable change.
Cheering you on,
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