Many of us would love to make big changes in our lives.
Many of us feel called to accomplish big things with our lives.
The bigness of our goals can block our progress on these goals because the end result seems so far in the future.
That’s why its so important to remember the power of small actions. Any goal worth having cannot be accomplished in a day, a week, or a month. You can’t loose 50 lbs today. You can’t read the whole bible today. You can’t write an entire book today. Knowing that we can’t do it all today often creates stress that keeps us from moving forward on our goals. Since we cannot do it all today we often do nothing.
But you can do something today. You can take a small step that moves you forward on your goals. You can eat a healthy meal for lunch today. You can read the Bible for 10 minutes today. You can write 100 words on of a book. These are so easy to accomplish that we feel like we’re not making any progress. But string together a week of these small actions and you’ll have made noticeable progress. String together a month of small actions and others will notice your progress. String together a year of small actions and you will have accomplished your goal.
Michael Hyatt has posted a helpful article on The Power of Incremental Change Over Time.
What small action could you take today that could be the start of accomplishing a life goal?