The Importance of Small Steps
I have been exploring strategies and tactics for making sustainable change over the past few #transformationtuesday blogs. The New Year is a natural transition time for many of us. We may want to start or STOP a habit. We might seek a change in our lifestyle, and we will best accomplish that through smaller steps.
Smaller steps allow us to "shrink the change." We all like the idea of a big sweeping change. However, implementing that change is so. damn. hard.
Small steps can help us create success, and you've heard me say it so many times, success creates motivation.
When you succeed at something you are much more likely to continue to WANT to work on it.
If we slip while working on small steps the results are not so disastrous. Simply start with your last successful step and keep going.
We use small steps to teach you physical things at the gym. How do you learn how to do a pull-up? Step one: get to the gym. Step two: do a ring row. Step three: learn how to do an active hang from the bar. Step four: do a scapular pull-up. See? Small steps towards a big goal.
What big fat scary goal do you have? Can you write down a series of small steps that will help you work towards that goal? Share with me in the comments.
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