It’s a new year and a lot of people make resolutions or create goals. Whether it’s a resolution or a goal, the key is not to make them so big that you won’t achieve what you set out to do. Make one small change for each resolution or goal and over time those small changes will bring you closer to the result you want to see.
Making a small change is not going to magically right things overnight. There are no quick fixes in life. Whatever brought you to the feeling that something isn’t working for you didn’t happen suddenly. More likely you have been feeling this way for quite some time. Making small incremental changes add up and will provide the results you seek.
When you work a small change into a regular routine, as you consistently perform this action, it will become a habit. Over time you will not even think about what you’re doing, and will be pleasantly surprised with the improvements you’ve made in your life.
There are some examples listed below to show how making a small change can make a big impact. Please share a small change you made, that made a big impact in your life in the comments box below.
- Get to work on time – if you’re consistently 15 or 20 minutes late to work, try getting up 15 or 20 minutes earlier.
- Save money – empty the change from your pockets or purse at the end of each day, then at the end of the month, deposit your change into a savings account. It will add up over time and its money in your account that you didn’t have before.
- Missed payments/late fees – setup auto pay for all your monthly bills and you will no longer miss a payment or pay another late fee
- Kids sporting events – if you forget your kids sporting events or get them there late, post their schedule on the fridge, or put their schedule in your schedule on your phone, then make sure the alerts pop up early enough to get them there on time