Thinking small will change your life.
Let me explain.
Many of us have grand, elaborate visions. We have big dreams that we visualize. We want to change the world. We want to write bestsellers. We want to be super heroes. We want to end world hunger. We want to make millions.
We make all sorts of plans to take big actions.
Often those big actions never happen.
The big mistake is thinking that small action steps won’t make a difference.
It won’t matter if I miss the gym today.
Eating one doughnut won’t make me fat today.
One phone call won’t make me successful.
Spending $50 won’t affect my debt.
One lie won’t really make a difference in my relationship.
Not writing a page of my book today won’t harm.
Yet it’s those tiny action steps compounded over time that are the difference between success and failure. Those tiny things that you do when no one is watching has tremendous impact.
It’s not the big things you do once in a while, it’s the small things you do consistently that make the difference.
It might not seem to make a difference in the moment. But it is the series of moments that lead to the fulfillment of your destiny.. or not. The more consistent action you take, the luckier you might seem to get. Luck favors those that are consistent.
Rather than waiting to do your entire master plan, or take the massive action.
That’s right. Think small.
The key is to take ONE action step in the direction of your dreams no matter how small it is.The first step in front of you is the best action step you can take. The power to your dreams is in the first step. The first step is often the hardest step to take, but the most powerful. And many of us do not take it.
Throw away your elaborate plans.
One small action step in the direction of your dreams is more powerful than any BEST big plan with no action. The first step may not be the most sexy or glamorous – picking up the phone, going to the gym, running one mile, sending an email, cleaning your desk, saying “I’m sorry.”
But it is the first step, which leads to the next step, and the momentum builds and you’ve taken 1,000 steps before you know it. In the fulfillment of your vision there aren’t 10,000 steps, there’s just ONE step… one step over and over and over again.
Many people sit around and wait. Waiting for the perfect sign, the perfect person, the perfect moment, the perfect tarot card… waiting is a waste of precious now. Waiting will get you no where unless waiting is the necessary step in front of you now. All the time you are waiting you could be taking action and moving towards manifesting your vision.
Stop waiting for stars to align. Stop waiting to do it perfectly. Stop waiting until you know everything you think you need to know. Stop waiting until you have healed yourself completely and become like Buddha.
Simply, start where you are, exactly as you are. Take the small action in front of you now and before you know it, you will be living the dream that you were dreaming about. And the dream will no longer be a dream but reality.
Size does matter.