Great change comes from small change.
We develop one habit. Try one new thing. Inch past one fear.
And it changes everything.
“Because the course of our life, work, or art can be altered with the slightest shift of momentum in the right direction.”
Too often we struggle to get what we want because we fail to make that small change.
We don’t take that first step. We remain static — paralyzed by a fear of failure or intimidated by a goal that seems out of reach.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
We can choose to narrow our focus. To zoom in on a small step toward our ultimate goal and commit to doing it once. Then twice. Then again.
“We can train ourselves to do what we need to do to get what we want to get.”
I know because I’ve done it. I didn’t publish 50+ issues of my For The Interested newsletter this year by publishing 50+ issues.
I did it by publishing one. And then another. And so on.
The way to accomplish a big goal isn’t to plunge ourselves into the deep end and hope we’ll learn to swim.
That might work — but we also might drown. Or be too scared to even jump in the pool.
The first step toward accomplishing something is always a small one. We dip our toe in the water.
Our lives can change in a moment, but those moments are years in the making. They come as a result of smaller decisions we make that compound daily to lead us where we want to go.
As we approach a new year, we have the perfect opportunity make one of those decisions and change our trajectory.
We can do something for a day and see what happens.
We can string several of those days together, discover the journey becomes easier, and the light at the end of the tunnel shines brighter.
We can do it together.
As you head into the New Year, you may be planning a resolution, considering what you hope to accomplish in 2018, or contemplating where you want to be at this time next year.
That’s great, but I suggest you ask yourself this instead:
“Where do you want to be on February 1st, 2018? What do you want to have done with the first month of the year? And if you did it, how might it impact the rest of your year?”
I’m guessing a lot, which is why I want to help you do it.
I invite you to join me for a program I’ve put together called 30 Days of Doin’ It.
It’s designed to help you take those first steps toward what you want in 2018. To help you do the thing you most want to do, make the change you want to make, and get where you want to go.
30 Days of Doin’ It features a daily email written by me with inspiration, motivation, and curated tips on how to develop habits, focus your efforts, and get things done from experts that range from Steve Jobs to Albert Einstein.
I’m proud of it — especially since it’s proven to help so many who have taken it before.
“Of the past program participants, 90% have done their thing for at least 15 days of the month and 89% rated it a 4 or 5 on a scale of 1–5.”
It’s not perfect, because nothing is.
But if you’re somebody who wants to do something, who wants to be some place on February 2nd that you aren’t today, it can help.
It will help.
While I mention 30 Days of Doin’ It in this post because I’d love for you to join me in the journey, that’s not the point of this post.
The point is whether you join my program or not, nothing can stop you from accomplishing the things you want in the first 30 days of the new year.
And doing so will change how the rest of the year plays out for you.
You just have to decide to do it.
One day at a time.
I hope you will.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.