One Step at a Time

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

I know many of you may be weary of reading my moving experience posts. But, can I just say - whew! For the past two weeks, I have been non-stop in moving mode. And when I mean moving, I literally mean - physically moving!

I wear an Oura ring that tracks my steps, sleep, respiration, and more. On the first day of moving, I tracked 25,553 steps which are equivalent to 20.8 miles! No wonder my feet were on fire! Each day since then, I am averaging 11-18 miles per day! This move is getting me in shape!

The lessons, however, are numerous. Life is an accumulation of millions of steps. With each step we take, we complete tasks, we meet goals, and, we continue to move forward. And, moving forward in life is key.

Living life one step at a time is essential. Here are three, "One step at a time" tips:

👞 Meeting goals one step at a time helps you to stay on task and remain realistic when you are faced with large, daunting tasks.

👞 Being able to prioritize what you need to get done and when will help you get things completed step-by-step.

👞 Learning to not stress out when tackling a large job is also crucial. Accept that it is ok to do what you can do and complete it one step at a time. 

Give yourself a break and try not to heap too much into your life. Overdoing it will always catch up with you. One step at a time attitude will get you where you are going and will help you keep things in perspective!

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Comments (19)

Reputable Realty - Apple Valley, CA
...Marketing your home like no one else will.

Thanks, a little breathe of fresh air at days end!  And howdy from New Braunfels! 

May 30, 2023 06:29 PM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
Energy Efficient And Eco-Friendly Homes in Florida

Like the one step at a time. I do a lot of walking and steps each week. Curious about how you are enjoying the Oura Ring. I was looking into purchasing one yet did not like the idea of a monthly membership on top of the price. 

May 30, 2023 06:40 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

25,553 steps is a bunch of steps.  I remember doing about 15,000 one day, and thought that was really my limit.

May 30, 2023 08:32 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well I manage my steps and try not to go over 9000 per day:)))) just thought I share, Endre

May 30, 2023 10:41 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent information.Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

May 31, 2023 02:57 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paula,

Whew!! You are taking lots of steps. My goal is always 10,000 steps a day but you are far exceeding mine with your moving! Love your one step at a time approach. There is no questions with this approach you will get where you are going and will help you keep things in perspective! 

May 31, 2023 04:32 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

We have purchased a few homes and fixed them up.  I was always exited when I was purchasing them, but then I would walk in and realize how daunting of a task I had in front of me.  I just put my head down and started doing one step at a time.  It was usually done sooner than I had anticipated.

Over 25,000 steps is a lot of work and my guess is that you hit that mark (or close to it) more than a few times.  I hope the move is going well and that you are at the end of your journey with many happy days to follow the move.

May 31, 2023 06:37 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paula, that is A LOT of steps, and no wonder your feet are on fire.   I usually feel like that after 14,000 steps!   Hope you are almost finished.

May 31, 2023 11:52 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


Dr. Paula McDonald that is a lot of moving and a lot of steps.  No doubt you have moved into shape.  Not that you were ever out of shape - yet I feel that way when I do "spring cleaning" moving furniture, etc. 

May 31, 2023 12:20 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Paula,
In this fast-paced high-demand world we live in today, it's sometimes hard to take a breath and slow down. Prioritizing is key because we just can't do it all. Asking for help is huge too!

Jun 02, 2023 05:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Paula, for sharing your experience and advice.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jun 02, 2023 08:07 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

My brother tracks his steps and has encouraged me to do the same. The best to you as you online to improve your fitness level, Paula...that's a lot of moving, girl! 🏃‍♀️

Jun 02, 2023 03:50 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paula. In your three steps, I have always done well with the first two. As for numbers three, even I retirement its is a work in progress. Enjoy your day.

Jun 03, 2023 05:04 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

And as we step forward, we may have to step backward due to unforeseen events. The goal is to always be moving forward and to be flexible, adaptable. Excellent post and congratulations on the feature.

Jun 03, 2023 06:58 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paula- I track my steps every day and shoot for 10,000 but don't always make it. When we were moving from our 3 level home in Northern VA, those stairs almost killed by knees!!  Take the first step and you're on your way. 

Jun 03, 2023 12:10 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

My phone is with me all the time and when I play golf, I walk. My round of 18 runs around 6 miles but only 14,000 steps.

Jun 03, 2023 06:03 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

So true. By adopting a 'one step at a time' mindset, you can progress towards your goals and maintain a clear perspective along the way.

Jun 04, 2023 07:19 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Hope you are changing shoes every day as you are seriously burning the rubber and the soles of your feet!

Jun 05, 2023 11:38 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Paula:

Thanks for the step by step wisdom.

Sounds like you have really been stepping out a lot with your move.


Jun 05, 2023 11:45 AM