Think big-act small
Every year feels like a good time to start fresh new projects or launch into new goals and activities. Everyone knows what they need to do to improve. So what stops us from making those ideal personal improvements? The classic mistake is attempting too many changes in too short of a time with no plan on how to make it happen. Then you get frustrated with no progress or not achieving those high level goals in one week and give up altogether.
Does this sound familiar? This concept applies to mastering new skills, setting up a healthy eating plan or new exercise program.
What is a better way to make positive change? Here are some ideas that will make your changes last.
Start with the why. Why do you want to make this change? Why is it important to you? What will improve in your life if you achieve this result? Make your why personal, important and clearly define all the reasons that you really want to achieve this change. Connect your change with what is important to you on a daily level.
Step two. Be very clear on your expected outcome. What does success look like? How will it feel to achieve this result? What does it mean to you? How important is it to make this change?
Step Three. Think big. Act small. Go for the ideal end result. Take small action steps that will be easy to achieve. What do you need to do on a monthly basis or weekly basis to reach your goal?
The key to success is to start with small actions on a daily basis that you can commit.
Small daily changes will create a habit that builds towards your overall goal. Journal about your progress. Write out your daily goals and check them off.
Final thoughts are to be patient with yourself as you move through any change process. Be kind and forgiving when you stumble or take extra time to get your new habits going. Every change needs time to become a habit. Every person needs a support team or system to help them make changes. Need a platform to get started? Get a free on line secure journal from Spiral Coaching. Get Your Free Journal
What you focus on grows.