When we decide we want to change, it’s easy in our initial enthusiasm to go all in, do a complete about turn, and go full steam ahead in a new direction.
This can work in some scenarios, but not all.
If we want to get fitter after doing no exercise for a long time, going straight on a 10 mile run isn’t the way to go.
Small steps and gradual progress is what will lead to lasting change.
Dramatic changes all too often come crashing to a halt.
If you want to get fitter, or eat healthier, or read more, or invest in a hobby, don’t go big!
Start with one meal a week that is healthier.
Go for one manageable run a week.
Set aside 15 minutes to read a few times a week.
Let that small change get embedded. Then maybe add another healthy meal. One extra run. A longer reading slot.
Keep making one degree turns towards the direction you want to head in. Before you know it, you’ll have achieved the dramatic change you wanted but in a manner that will last.