“Everything starts with one step, or one brick, or one word or one day.”
In a world where ‘GO BIG OR GO HOME’ seems to epitomize success, I’m here to tell you, there’s no shame in going small. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes you have to dig deep and go big in certain aspects of work and life – especially if you’re prepared and have the drive and capacity.
But if you’re stuck, small steps are the ultimate way to push past inaction.
Hey, Michelle Cederberg here with another segment of 90 seconds to better…advising you to go small to get going. Watch the video below, or read the blog that follows.
I’m a believer in hard work. It’s important to push outside that comfort zone as much as we’re capable, because that’s where all the growth and good stuff happens. But, sometimes it’s not that easy. Even though we want what the work will bring, it can be hard to find the time, energy or motivation to get the ball rolling. So those great intentions – to exercise more, to write the book, to start the business, to create a life you love… they keep getting delayed.
We can be hard on ourselves when that keeps happening, but here’s the truth about the things that we want for ourselves but aren’t doing…It’s not the doing that’s tough, it’s getting to it. And that’s where small steps come in. If ‘GO BIG’ has you frozen, go small, so you go. If you talk yourself out of it again and again, tell yourself, “I’ll just do 10 minutes.” It may not seem like much, but 10 minutes of doing is better than the hour you were thinking about doing – with ANYTHING you want to spend more time at, and that small step will serve an important purpose.
If ‘GO BIG’ has you frozen, go small, so you go. If you talk yourself out of it again and again, tell yourself, “I’ll just do 10 minutes.” It may not seem like much, but 10 minutes of doing is better than the hour you were thinking about doing. #DTFW
It creates momentum. It will get you doing that thing that you’ve been putting off. And once you’re at it, you’re more likely to keep at it. THAT’S BIG.
SO, with 6 weeks to go in 2017, I say redefine your goals and go small for the win. And then do it again tomorrow.
You know where to find me if you have questions. Subscribe to my Youtube channel, so you don’t miss the next nudge…and until next time I’m Michelle Cederberg helping you transform your work and life, one small-steps recharge at a time!
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