If you’re creating big goals, but you never seem to get there, try this…
Instead of changing your whole life in one day, try changing your life DAY by DAY, because small steps, over time, create huge results.
For example, you don’t have to quit your day job to write your book. Instead, create a one hour window each day and do the most productive things with the hour you have.
When you make something too big, you put psychological weight on it and people avoid things that feel heavy to them (even they we want what it contains.)
Yes, you do want an overall vision, but nearly all of your focus is going to be spent on the daily steps.
When I am coaching my team, I ask this question at the end of our sessions: “What’s your Top 3?”
The Top 3 are the MOST PRODUCTIVE next-step actions that are going to get them where they want to go.
We cover a lot of ground in our calls together and I want TOP 3 to be fresh in their brain, so right when they hang up the phone, they have laser focus on the most productive tasks first.
A healthy business (and a healthy life, body, marriage, anything…)
comes from executing the Right Steps, with High Efficiently, Over time.
So, if you want to eat healthier, you might not want to go full-fledged organic over the weekend and throw out all the bread. It’s too much.
Eating healthier begins with one single decision in the morning to choose an apple instead of a doughnut for breakfast.
That one small decision leads to a workout at the gym to keep it going.
You have absorbed the feeling of being “healthy” so you flow to the actions.
Small steps get you close to the FEELING of something.
The feeling of something gets you into the motions.
Some people believe that if they can’t pull out scriptures and read for 30 minutes in the morning, they’ve ruined their connection with God for the day.
But five deep grounding breaths can get you tuned in.
Hey, one half breath can do it if you’re really focused.
Sometimes we get the idea that we need these huge swaths of time for our goals, but what we need are small consistent swatches of attention.
EXPEDIENCE is a heavenly principle.
It means hitting the target.
It is doing the ‘exact amount’ with high accuracy.
If you never get around to doing what you want, maybe you made it too heavy.
Or you have planned to do more than is necessary.
Ask: What are the steps for *me* amount needed to accomplish this,
and just DO THAT.