Week 3 of your daily commitment to (1) review and visualize your goal and (2) take a small step toward that goal, begins today. Have you been consistently completing each of these steps daily? If so, congratulations, that is something to celebrate! If not, there is no better time than now to begin.
Last week I provided some tips on how to make the visualization portion of the commitment more effective. This week let me give you a couple of ideas that will result in more success with part 2, the small action steps.
The size of the step is not as important as the direction of the step
If your goal is to lose weight, don't worry if you don't have time to go out and run three miles today. Instead, take a break in the middle of the day to walk up and down a few flights of stairs. These little daily action steps in the direction of your goal will build upon one another. In no time at all you will turn around and be amazed at how far you have come. Remember what the English novelist, Anthony Trollope, once said, "A small daily task, if it really be daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules."
Complete the step as early in the day as possible
I have found the most success when I plan out the night before what small step I am going to accomplish and then complete the step as early as possible the next day. Once the step is complete this sense of accomplishment carries over to my other activities of the day, making me more productive at those as well. For example, if my goal is to save more money, I will decide the night before that I want to put some additional money into my savings account. The next day, while eating breakfast, I will log into my account online and transfer $10 from my checking to my savings account.
Try out these ideas this week. Share any other tips you have for ensuring you complete your action steps in the comments below.
Wishing you success in all aspects of life,
Founder and President
Smart Health Wellness and Performance