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Big Finishes Don't Require Big Starts

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I used to think that the running storyline in Forrest Gump was absurd. One day Forrest starts running. He runs to the end of his driveway, city limits, county line, state line, and eventually to the coast. Then he does it again. No plan, no idea, just a singular goal. December 18th, 2016 changed that for me.

December 18th was the first day of my current exercise streak. Every day since December 18th, I’ve exercised and closed my Apple Watch Activity Rings. It hasn’t been easy. There’s been heavy rain, freezing cold, tight schedules, and days where I felt crummy.

This is, by far, the longest health streak that I’ve kept. Not the first that I’ve attempted, but my most successful. I think it’s because I didn’t over think it. I didn’t develop a detailed plan rife with opportunities to fail. I just did the work. Did I close my rings today, yes or no? Now to translate that simple strategy into other areas of my life.
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CHET COLLINS is a full-time sidekick to three small humans. He gets his best creative work done during their nap time. He’s the author of the The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for the Catholic Man and Grant Us Peace. Chet also dabbles in web design when time permits. When he catches a break from the kids, you can find him enjoying the silence.

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CHET COLLINS is a full-time sidekick to three small humans. He gets his best creative work done during their nap time. He’s the author of the The Transition: A Practical Guide to Engagement for the Catholic Man and Grant Us Peace. He dabbles in web design when time permits. When he catches a break from the kids, you can find him enjoying the silence.