Today let’s talk about why the little things really do matter. Let’s talk about the ripple effect we can get from the choices we make, called the compound effect.
It is my belief that the sooner we begin to consciously make small changes in our actions the larger the reward.
Our outcomes are results of our moment-to-moment choices. Since by changing our choices we have incredible power to change our lives, it’s important to make the day-to-day changes into habits, habits into practice, and practice into permanent lifestyle choices.
Many times instant gratification keeps us making the same unhealthy choices because our minds can’t focus on the long-term consequences of those choices. Instead, our mind is only focused on how “good” those poor choices make us feel in the moment.
In short, patience is the key to lasting success. When we follow a day-to-day plan, results will follow. We can work hard for seven days straight and still not see any change or progress. In my opinion, that is where faith comes in. If we know what we are doing is going to produce lasting results we must believe. We have to know that just because we can’t tangibly see it doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
Do you have goals you want to achieve? Do you want to live the life you’ve always dreamed of? If so, I have four challenges for you:
1. Get a simple line or blank sheet of paper and write down five goals for 2017.
2. With the list in hand (or on desk), right down three choices for each goal that will compound over time helping you move closer to your accomplishment of those goals. Please (I say please, but this is solely for you… Do what works for you) stay away from writing down things that can potentially take you further away from what you want to accomplish.
3. Review each of your five goals and the three choices per goal (you should have 15 choices total). As you are reviewing, determine how you can make these changes every day for the next 30 days. Once you have those changes down and have been completing them for 30 days consistently, they each will become much easier to sustain long-term.
4. Buy, read, listen, and meditate over Darren Hardy’s book, The Compound Effect… You won’t be sorry!!!
‘Til we meet again, “stand up, move forward, and stay strong”
-Love Always Char …