HR Discussion - Success is usually achieved by doing small things consistently.

Think big! Have you heard this motivational advice before? It sounds nice, it seems to make sense. However, when you really think about it, the small is usually bigger than the big. One day, I was reading a very interesting article by Laura Vanderkam, titled “How to Change Your Life Before Breakfast.” Her insight was an eye opener. She claims you really can change your life by making the best use of the couple of hours before breakfast. She believes early mornings are the secret key to building habits that will make us happier, more productive, and successful—exercising, doing spiritual practices, reading, writing, for instance. Laura’s insight led me to think of the power of the small: Success is usually achieved by doing small things–consistently. It’s not always easy to get out of a comfortable bed to hit the gym. We are always encouraged to think big and have big dreams. Indeed, it’s important. However, a person often gets stuck when it comes to getting started. Having a big goal can paralyze you. When it looks big, it’s difficult to know when, where, or how to start. The hard truth is that if you don’t start, you’ll never get where you want to go. When you have a big goal, don’t just think about how you’re going to achieve it. Focus on doing one small action that gets you started. It could be any action in any direction. It doesn’t really matter. The most important thing is to get the ball rolling and start building momentum.

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