A Small Change Can Have a Big Impact Over Time
Small Choices Will Change Our Life
If you took a bite of chocolate cake and you instantly gained 50 pounds, if having a Big Mac caused you to have an instant heart attack, if avoiding making that 10th cold call landed you immediately in the unemployment line, you probably wouldn’t make any of these choices.
The Choices We Make Have Long-term Impact
People make choices every day that are both good and bad. Because we don’t see the longterm impact of the choices we make we get lulled into a sense of complacency and believing our daily choices don’t matter. According to inspirational speaker Darren Hardy, every choice we make triggers what Darren calls the compound effect!
Choices Matter Over Time
All our choices matter over time, we don’t see the impact in the moment. We aren’t suddenly busting out of our clothes, or struck down by a heart attack or unemployed facing bankruptcy. The thing is, the habits we indulge in will compound and accumulate over time.
Start With Awareness and Making Small Changes
First being aware of our habits, and then making small changes to our habits can have an enormous impact on our lives over time. According to Darren Hardy, these don’t have to be big changes. They can seem inconsequential and insignificant at the time. They can be slight adjustments that can and will change the course of our life over time.
Small Choices Have Greater Sustainability For Change
In this busy holiday season, it’s easy to forget that 2020 is just around the corner. Many of us will decide after Christmas that now is the time to change. Lots of people will make enormous New Years resolutions that will fizzle out after about a month when they are pulled back into the old ways of doing things.
It's About Consistent Daily Action
Try making a small change today. It’s those consistent small changes that will have a positive impact over time. While Christmas shopping, park a little farther from the door, take the stairs instead of the elevator, choose fruit over that piece of cake, make that extra cold call even though you don’t feel like it. Try reading a book instead of watching Netflix, watch an inspirational video.
How Well Will Your Choices Serve You Over Time?
Ask yourself, will the choices you are making today, serve you well over time? Decide one little thing you will do differently today. Please reach out to us and share what this is. We look forward to hearing from you.
Adrienne and Bob