“It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~ Buddha, or possibly Louis Sachar
As the sun sets on another year, many people vow to make changes to their lives. As anyone who has ever been a regular at a gym can tell you, the first week back in the new year can be a tad BUSY. Well intentioned new years resolutions are strictly adhered to for the first few weeks of January.
These new habits and routines are often not entrenched because they are simply too big, too unrealistic or people simply don’t hang in there long enough to make them a new way of being.
What people don’t often realize is that habits formed over time take a long time to break. Just as new habits take a long time to set in and take hold. That is why it is important to make little changes in our everyday lives en route to the bigger changes.
Sometimes something as simple as getting up fifteen minutes earlier every day to stretch, meditate or go for a walk (not check email or twitter) can have a cascading effect that will lead to those bigger goals and resolutions that everyone starts out with on January 1st.
Every little change that you can make in your life can lead to something bigger.
Yes, have a vision. Dream Big! But look at the small changes in your life and the new habits that you can form to help you get there.