Want to gain more knowledge? Read one page. Want a new job? Send one resume. Want to write a book? Write one paragraph. Want a flat stomach? Do one sit up. Want to be an entrepreneur? Make one sale. All you really need to do is start today. Then repeat tomorrow.
The point is, there’s really no need for you to go big immediately. One tiny step can make a lot of difference if you repeat it daily. Taking the first step is always the hardest, but it’s the one that truly matters.
Stop telling yourself excuses like “I don’t know where to begin,” “I’ll do it tomorrow,” or “I’m not in the mood today.” The longer you try to convince yourself that you can’t do something, the further away your goals will be. It is possible to close the gap between your present life and what you really want by starting small. Here’s how one little step a day is all it takes to change your life:
1) Concentrate on one goal at a time
It’s normal to want so many things in life, but you won’t achieve any of your goals if your mind is all over the place. Whether it’s to further your studies, live abroad, or start your own business – Try to focus on something that you can do first. For example, you want to settle in a foreign country someday and also sell jewellery for extra income. Start by working on something that seems more doable right now or a goal that can help you get closer to your biggest dream.
2) Don’t focus on the big picture
If you focus on the big picture too much, you will feel overwhelmed and end up not doing anything at all. Instead, try taking things one step at a time. Do what you can now and stop worrying about all the things, skills, or knowledge that you need in order to make things happen. You can always deal with the following steps when the time comes. The main thing is not to spend most of your time worrying or feeling lost. You simply need to start.
3) Be consistent
If you want to change your life for the better or make your dreams come true, you need to break away from the habits that don’t serve you. You have to start doing the things that make you feel uncomfortable. You have to stop being lazy and get things done. Just because you did something productive yesterday does not mean you’re entitled to take a break the following day. You can reward yourself for accomplishing something you’re proud of, but never stop there. Keep moving forward and don’t let anything distract you.
“Each step you take reveals a new horizon. You have taken the first step today. Now, I challenge you to take another.” – Dan Poynter
Danila was a magazine writer focused on lifestyle topics and a communications specialist in the telecommunications industry where her work was published or broadcast via several offline and online media channels before shifting to freelance writing. Besides writing, she enjoys travel, taking photos, and reading.