Take One Step at A Time

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For those of you who aren’t aware, apart from being personal development coach and voice actor, I am also a radio jockey. I am on the panel of All India Radio FM Gold channel, Delhi station. It broadcasts on 106.4 MHz. You might have listened to my shows on Sunday nights (Ravivaar Raat Gold)

In December 2003, when I was in training, I learned a valuable lesson from our trainer-a wonderful man with outstanding knowledge of broadcasting, Mr Vijay Deepak Chibber.

In one of the training sessions, he said “Usually, you get enough time to do homework for your show. You have time to research, prepare the script, and rehearse. But sometimes, you may need to present a show without any prior preparation whatsoever. We call it an ‘emergency duty.’

If you ever find yourself in such a situation, don’t panic. Just remember to take one step at a time. Do not worry about the whole show at once. Prepare your first cut (what a radio jockey speaks before playing a song is usually referred to as a ‘cut’ or ‘link’) then second, then third and so on. Work one cut at a time.”

And if you see a little deeper, it’s right about life as well. Often, we worry about 5 or 10 years from now. Most of the times it shakes us from within, because the future is uncertain, and we can’t see how we are going to make it. We panic, and lose focus.

What if you could take one step at a time and focus on making that, and only that step, as refined as possible? Won’t life be more natural and more purposeful if you could live in the moment, and keep getting ready for just the next step instead?

Won’t it be wiser if you didn’t try to control the whole journey at the very beginning?

Why not take just one step at a time?

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Avdhesh Tondak is a blogger on a mission: to cut the crap and give the readers what they want (and deserve)—personal development articles in plain English. Connect with him on facebook and twitter.