Thursday, January 11, 2007

Tiny steps

Why do I have to continually fight the notion that progress is made only with giant steps?

Most failure sneaks up in barely noticeable increments:
  • Just one more bite of dessert. . .
  • Too much to do this morning; I'll exercise tonight . . .
  • I'll finish this later . . .

Why not aim for success by making barely noticeable changes?

  • Take 5 minutes before going to bed to make sure the stuff I need in the morning is ready.
  • Instead of going for a doughnut, go for a walk.
  • Drink water rather than something else when I'm thirsty.

Moving forward is the objective; consistently moving forward, one tiny step at a time.

This year I'm taking tiny steps forward, and this is one of them.

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