Small Moves

19 Jan

Nobody gets a perfect life and we all have things we’d like to change about ourselves or our situation. They may be big alterations like wanting to move to a new location or changing our careers. Big changes take a lot of planning and encompass many moving parts that may be complex and difficult to navigate. But not everything we want to change is all encompassing. There may be smaller things we’d like to alter, like exercising more or taking more time for friends and family. We’re in control of our lives and can do anything we like, but lots of things will happen on their own. Life has its own rhythm and if we just coast along we’ll end up in a lot of places and do a lot of things, but they may not be the things we want the most. Routine is comfortable and even if we dream of something different, unless we focus and decide to do what is necessary to make them ours, we might just go from day to day and let things remain the same. Change requires effort and will likely push us out of our comfort zones. Thinking about everything and looking at the whole picture may be overwhelming, and instead of jumping in and starting, we may back away thinking we can’t do it. In reality, we can do anything we really want to do, but we can’t do it all at once. Instead of trying to make lots of changes right away, we can break it down into small moves that are easy to manage. Small moves are just as effective as big ones, and each step we take will move us a little closer to the goal. In time, if we persist, we’ll reach the destination. Success is always possible and there is no rush to reach it. We can make small changes and take our time. As we move closer, we’ll gain more confidence and see everything more clearly. We can have the lives we desire most. Every single destination is possible, and we have everything we need to make them ours.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Historians believe it took approximately 1,010,450 days to construct. That’s a lot of time and effort to create one city. We won’t ever need that much time to complete any goal we desire, but it helps to remember we have all the time we need to get it done, and we don’t have to hurry to get there. We can plan our time effectively and move forward at a pace that allows us to feel comfortable and still achieve the goal.

When we want something badly, we may try to rush to obtain it. If we suddenly decide we’re finally going to lose the twenty pounds we’ve gained over the last five years, we may take drastic measures to make it happen fast. Making big moves to achieve a goal may seem like a good idea at the beginning, but it’s hard to maintain behaviors that require us to make big changes immediately. We’ll be more successful making reasonable alterations we can stick to that lead us step by step to success.

Today if you’ve decided you want to make a change, think about small moves that will take you to the goal. You really are so amazing and capable and can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Decide what you want, and then step forward with confidence. Every dream is possible, and you will succeed. With persistence, you can make all your dreams come true, and find great satisfaction and happiness.

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