On our journey to change our lives two things strike me as so very fundamental to achieving the outcomes we are looking for.
We are overwhelmed with change in our current style of life. If we look back on how the world was when we were children, the amount of change has been enormous. If we consider the styles of lives that our parents had we can see that the amount of change has been enormous.
Sometimes the change that get the most attention are the big changes. The new home - a big visible change. We lose sight of the fact that this big change was actually achieved through the implementation of many small - incremental - changes. The steps a person has gone through to be in a position to enjoy a new home have been many and varied. The one constant is taking incremental steps that ACCUMULATED to become the one big change that we see.
The second thing is - don't stop taking those incremental changes. If we stop taking those incremental steps that we don't achieve our goals. Taking these incremental actions also helps embed the change into our psyche. The change becomes a part of who we are so that when we achieve the outcome we don't let it slip away. It sticks because it is us.
I found an article in a newspaper a couple of days ago discussing the book "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. Written in 1937 it talkes about changing your mindset to achieve the outcomes thatyou seek. "Rich" can be defined in any way you like - it could be financially rich for some, it could also be rich with beautiful fulfilling relationships for others. But the book doesn't stop at just changing your mindset. In the detail is the necessity to continue to take action. To continue to make incremental changes towards that which you seek.
For me, it is the combination of the changing mindset AND taking action that rings true.
What did you do to change something in your life today?