‘What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.’
~C. S. Lewis
Have you ever tried to make some changes in your life?
Maybe you wanted to eat a more healthy diet, or start exercising more regularly.
Maybe you wanted to get rid of some clutter and live a more minimalist lifestyle and be more organized.
Or you want to get your personal finances in order, pay off your debt and start actually saving some of your hard earned money.
So off we go, all gung ho and we implement a bunch of changes all at once.
“This is it!”, we proclaim with great enthusiasm.
A week later we are on the sofa with the remains of what was a full can of Pringles on ourselves. And this is after the cookies.
How did that happen? We were so sure that we could make the changes. We had read a bunch of stuff on how to make it happen and we had a plan to see it through.
I’ve been there. Jeez I have started more fitness plans than Madonna has had boy toys. Now THAT’S a lot of plans!
We have a tendency to bite off more than we can chew. We just do too damn much all at once. This causes us to get overwhelmed and when do not see immediate results we just say screw it. We quickly revert back to our old ways.
It may be easier to start small. Visualize what you want the end result to be. What realistic steps will it take to get you to that end result?
Just implement one or two small changes at a time. Keep repeating them every day and every week. These small changes will produces results.
It is a process and we have to learn to enjoy the process and not just get caught up in the results.
Congratulate yourself for every step you take.
It is just a series of steps you take. And then you just keep repeating the steps.
Gradual change leads to huge change, but slowly, and in a way that sticks.
Don’t over think it.