A lot of people spend a lot of time trying ot figure out the best way to change their lives. Often they think in large, grand sweeping scale, such as moving to France, opening an organic restaurant, and living a life of luxury. These big deams can be inspiring but often it is hard to know where to start to make them come true.
How about starting small! A common trap that occurs when we dream of the future is to get caught up in focusing on huge dramatic change. But in focusing only on the big picture it is easy to miss how change can truly take place with the use of small committed increments. Examine one arena of your life where you would like to see change. Create a vision what your life would look like when this change has occured. Now using that information figure out what would be the absolute smallest thing you could do to make that change happen. The smaller the task the better.
Now that you have that in mind, here is the commitment that you will make to yourself.
For the next month you will commit to taking that small action you have brought into razor sharp focus every single day. Commit to staying vigilant about doing that one tiny task each and every day. As that task takes place notice how other small steps begin to unfold and let them become the next stepping stones that move you toward your larger goal. By using this technique you will learn how the process of change happens.
Instead of trying to make huge sweeping changes you will have the chance to pay attention to the small things that make up your habits and patterns. Each of these tiny actions by themselves may seem insignificant. Taking one step, however small, over time creates great change. Don't focus on the results but enjoy the steps along the way.
Most people over-estimate what they can accomplish in a day, but severely under-estimate what they can do in a month, a year, five years, or ten years. Start today.