“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb
Did you get that thing about small steps?
Let me repeat that for you.
Small steps, repeated often, lead to results.
This can work either way.
Bad habits, even small ones, cumulatively will take us a long way in the wrong direction.
Small efforts, repeated often, can also take us towards our goals and dreams.
Every book ever published was written paragraph by paragraph, scene by scene.
Every return to fitness started with a slow and inelegant beginning.
Every thriving garden began by tending the soil, planting the seeds, watering, weeding, showing up each day, long before there was anything to harvest.
Every language was learned word by word, phrase by phrase.
Small steps are usually not impressive. The initial results may seem negligible. But all of these small steps, when taken consistently, eventually amount to something grand.
About now the initial impetus and excitement of the New Year is wearing off. Your big plans may currently seem impossible. You might be sliding back into apathy or overwhelm.
But maybe you just started in an unrealistic way. Maybe your small steps weren’t small enough. Or maybe you never even broke those bigger objectives down into tiny do-able chunks.
Today, start over.
What matters to you?
What do you want to achieve?
Commit to one thing.
Break that down into the smallest steps possible and simply begin.
Then keep going.
Day after day.
Just small steps.
A year from now you’ll be glad you did.
Need help with this process?
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All the information you need is over at my SHOP.