In the fast paced world we live in today, it’s only natural for us to want fast results. However, the best results aren’t always the ones that come the fastest.
Small Changes Matter
It’s not always easy to see, but the small changes matter a great deal. If you think of it in terms of exercise, you wouldn’t expect to be able to run a mile if you’ve yet to work up the motivation to go for a walk after dinner. I see people all the time who quit before they even begin because they see that their end goal is unattainable. Maybe, right now, the end goal is impossible but that’s because the most rewarding results are not the ones that are handed to you on a silver platter. The best results take serious effort and often require a series of smaller goals. Though the incremental goals are “smaller” than the end goal, they are equally as important and shouldn’t be written off.
Here are Three Incremental Change Pointers:
- Identify the End Goal
- You have to know exactly where you want to end up. Even if you don’t have what you need to meet your goal at the present time, you still have to know where you want to land if you’re going to plot the correct course.
- Make sure your end goal is specific, measurable, actionable and realistic.
- Create an Incremental Change Plan
- Once you’ve identified your end goal, you need to have a plan for the small steps it will take to get there. How are you going to attain the resources you need? That’s the question you need to answer.
- Track Your Progress with Accountability
- Going at your mission alone, is doable but not optimal. In fact, many people will never achieve there goals without someone to help them track their progress and stay the course. Help yourself by pulling in the people that can and will help you keep your eyes on the prize.
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