The Little Things
Do you want to make changes in your life? Is there something you wish was different? Start small. It’s the little things that add up to the big things.
The number one New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and be healthier. People start off all empowered to start their new healthy way of living. They cut out all junk food and eat salad three times a day. They get up an hour earlier so they can exercise. “This time it’s going to be different,” they say. “This time I will make it stick. I will get back to the size I was in high school.”
When you make big drastic changes, it’s very difficult to sustain. It is such a shock to your system that you give up before too long. If you want to change, start small. Remember you didn’t gain 50 pounds overnight, and you won’t lose it in a month and be healthy.
When faced with a big daunting goal, break it into “now” bites. Now bites are things you can do right now to make a difference. Now is all the time you have. Right now you can make the best decision for your future. Right now you can do what it takes to make the change that is needed. Right now you can choose to eat healthy. Right now you can choose to get up and exercise. Right now, you can do it.
You can plan and decide but you still have to make the decision again when the time comes. What are your dreams? What are your goals? Is it to make more sales? If so, then you have to make your sales calls. Right now you have to pick up the phone and make a call.
There are two types of habits: habits you do and habits you don’t do. Take some time right now to think about your habits. They are what have gotten you where you are right now. Are you where you want to be? No? Then you need to change some habits. You must replace old habits with new habits. What do you need to stop doing right now? What do you need to start doing? Pick just one new habit to implement and start doing it right now.
Every time you bump up against your old habit replace it with your new one. If you catch yourself in the middle of your old habit, STOP and immediately start the new one. Don’t beat yourself up mentally just perform your new habit and be proud of yourself for making the change.
Celebrate your wins. Every time you perform your new habit do something special. It doesn’t have to be big. It can be a fist pump or the Snoopy dance. It can be some quite time doing what you love to do. Reward yourself for taking the action needed to change your life right now.
Make the decision, take the action, and celebrate. That is how you make big changes. You break them down into “now” bites. Ask yourself, “Am I doing all I can right now to make the difference in my life I want to make?” If you are, celebrate. If you’re not, do it. Take the action you know you need to take one moment at a time. If you do this, you will be creating the future you want.
The future is something you create with your “now“ bites. You can do this. I know you can. I have faith in you and your ability to change the world one moment at a time. I believe in you now; it is time for you to believe in you.
Have a fantastic day,