Small, consistent actions toward goals


Dec 28, 2020

 by Cindee Henderson
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Have you ever noticed how successful people all have one basic thing in common?

 

They take small, consistent actions toward their goals … and they don’t stop.

 

It’s like the girl who decides she wants to play basketball and sets a goal to make a specific number of shots a day... every day… NO MATTER WHAT. 

 

(Random fact: Many NBA players aim for 500+ shots a day.)

 

Or the student who goes to the library every night for 90 minutes to study…

 

Or the writer who writes X number of words every day without fail…

 

Or the business owner who tracks their financials every afternoon…

 

… and the busy parent, who makes time for self-care each day with 1-2 small daily habits.

 

There’s a saying that the easiest things to do are also the easiest things NOT to do.

 

And ironically enough, those are the very same things that can either drive you to your goals … or prevent you from reaching them.

 

→  It’s easy to decide to do a few stretches at night to help you wind down. It’s also easy to decide NOT to do them, because you’re too tired or busy.

 

→ It’s easy to decide to pack your lunch for work. It’s also easy to decide NOT to do that, because there’s a sandwich shop next to the office.

 

→ It’s easy to go for an afternoon walk to help beat the post-lunch fatigue … and it’s also easy to grab a cup of coffee instead.

 

Success usually has very little to do with a huge 10-point master plan with bullet points and subheadings ...

 

It’s small, non-negotiable habits that help you gain traction and make real progress over time.

 

Such a powerful message for this time of year! What small changes can you implement in 2021 to help you live your best life?

 

Cindee