Movement Ecology, Part VII
Movement Ecology: The A to Z study of human locomotion.
Once you have a grasp on where you are in relation to where you want to be, you can begin to create and implement a system (or plan) for migrating from where you are to where you want to be.
As with any system (or plan) of this sort, you'll need several things:
To know EXACTLY where you're at (in terms of your movement capacities and capabilities) in each moment. This is something you'll need to assess almost continually.
To "see" very clearly where you you'd like to be (again, in terms of your movement capacities and capabilities) in the future. It's good to have a one month, six month, twelve month, three year, and thirty year vision. Similar to assessing where you're at, you'll need to revisit (almost continuously) where you want to go.
The ability to make small "training" promises to yourself and the internal fortitude to deliver on those promises. As with most promise-and-delivery systems, it's best to under promise and over deliver.
A small training promise. You'll always need one of these. Note: training promises should always be small (achievable with a modicum of effort and time expenditure).
A "reasonable" schedule for delivering on that promise.
Okay, that's all for now. Next week, we'll pick things back up right here where we left off.
Until then, God's peace...
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A Note to All My Blog and Social Media Friends and Followers:
I've made it a point, over the last decade, to accept friend and follower requests from any who ask. I think I've "defriended" only three or four people in the last ten years and did so only because they posted inappropriate material to one of my walls or timelines. Thankfully, it's been several years since anyone committed such a breech of etiquette.
I write all this to indicate I have many "friends" and "followers," whom I do not know personally (yet!). Lately, I've been getting countless (sometimes more than 200 a day) messages from people I don't know. Please know this: I speak a brief word of blessing over each person who sends me a message, but I can respond directly to only a few each day. If I did not discipline my activities in this way, I could, conceivably, spend my entire day every day responding to such messages.
By disciplining myself to the above social media activity-limitation plan, I in no way want to belittle or disrespect anyone or hurt anyone's feelings. My hope and prayer is that, even if I don’t respond to your message directly, you will know I cherish you and pray you'll experience God's love and grace personally and deeply. Experiencing God is the highest Good anyone could ever experience. May each of you experience such Good through your pursuits of Divine Union with Jesus Christ, the Eternal Living God.
As always, may the Lord bless you and keep you…
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