Are you the type of person who wants to see results immediately? Don’t worry, almost everyone wants to see immediate results. Even me 🙂
One week I taught a special group outdoor education group. In this group, was a girl who was using crutches. The cumbersome crutches got in the way of the hands-on outdoor education activities. I tried my best all week to adapt the activities because I wanted all my students to feel included and enjoy the experience. However, I didn’t see that much enthusiasm from her (at all), and I believed that I wasn’t successful.
At the end of the week, the chaperones led a postcard activity with the students. The students were instructed to write a postcard and give it to someone with a sentence or two and a picture showing their favorite part of camp. Many of my students gave their postcards to me, so I wasn’t surprised when I received a postcard from the girl in crutches. What surprised me was that she didn’t choose one of the activities like her classmates had. Her favorite part about camp was — blush — me!
While it was happening, I wasn’t able to see the impact I was making on the girl. But obviously I was making an impact. Fitness is similar. It often takes a while to see the progress you are making in improving your body and mind.
Get after it and stay on it. Your postcard moment may be just around the corner.
Thanks for reading. I hope you have a safe and healthy week.