Most of us, when it comes to making changes, begin by looking at the obvious, the glaring, and the inspiring. We begin to think of losing weight, earning more money, and starting a puppy rescue shelter. All of these are great ideas, but they can be perilous to accomplish and often require more than we have to give.
Hence the importance of taking an inventory.
This inventory may include obvious things in our lives that need changing, but could also include small habits that thwart our grand plans. Perhaps it also includes a list of people that can help us move forward or an evaluation of the time and resources currently available for the pursuit of our extra curricular rejuvination.
I’m not saying that we should avoid embarking upon changing the obvious, the glaring and the inspiring. I’m suggesting that we wait just long enough to conduct a thoughtful inventory.