You’re Ready to Think Small and Go Big
Congratulations, you have reached the tenth and last article in our series. In our journey to find joy in life and change our future, we have prepared you to think small and go big in each step of the plan.
We have discovered the primary benefits of changing our lives and the steps necessary to achieve our personal goals. In order to enjoy life more, we’ve committed to changing our weekly routine, while tracking the development of new and good habits through free apps.
As we started the journey of getting out of the rut we’ve been in during Covid, we committed to a fresh start by establishing and maintaining a positive attitude. Our mindset has changed as we committed ourselves to start this new phase of life the right way.
However, this doesn’t mean you should try to do everything at once. In fact, trying to reach the stars is often a recipe for failure. If you want to go big, think small. Break big goals into smaller goals and start from there.
There are many definitions of success, but what all successful people agree on is that we can accomplish success only by persevering through the failures we encounter on the journey..
Why You Shouldn’t “Think Big”
We keep hearing that we can accomplish anything we want, whether it’s saving the world or becoming an astronaut. Unfortunately, that’s unlikely to happen. Sure, you could do it, but it will take years of hard work. For this reason, it’s important to take small steps toward achieving your goals. When you only aim for the stars, the small failures along the journey can’t be overcome.
What you need to do is to think big by detailing each step of the journey. It’s necessary to have detailed information, plans, knowledge, and skills for your big goals to become a reality. That won’t happen overnight.
Aim for Success
Big ideas don’t guarantee success. Anyone can have ideas, but only a few can bring them to life. When thinking big, it’s easier to miss the minor details and make costly mistakes. If you fail, you’ll reel from the disappointment and have a hard time starting over.
For example, many people dream of building a million-dollar business. However, they haven’t yet learned how to make even $1. To succeed, think big in increments. Focus on making your first dollar, then your first $100, then $1,000, and so on.
Change Your Habits to Change Your Life
Whether you want to become the next Steve Jobs, launch a successful project, or climb up the career ladder, you need to start with baby steps. Swap any habits that hold you back for habits that move you forward.
Skip the excuses
Let’s say you always find excuses to skip your workout. By doing that you’ll never lose those extra pounds and get in shape.
Commit yourself to hit the gym at least three times a week. Take it seriously, just like you do with your job or family time. A month from now, schedule four workouts a week.
Next, change your diet by doing one small thing at a time. Ditch the sugar during week one, cut back on junk food the second week, cook your meals from fresh ingredients the third week, and so on.
I am so proud of you for sticking with this program. Although we followed a rather involved journey, you have all the tools necessary to make the changes you desire. Surround yourself with people who are as committed to your success as you are. Don’t panic if something doesn’t work. Regroup, reevaluate, and continue on.
Remember these tips:
- Focus on two or three small goals at a time, relating to your primary goal.
- Change things up if you’re having difficulty focusing.
- Schedule a time each day to devote to your goal.
- Learn to say “No” to anything that distracts from your purpose and schedule.
- Network with people who can help you reach your goal.
- Be attentive and authentic.
- Set objectives that are manageable and measurable.
- Improve on every success.
- Correct your mistakes.
- Be realistic at each step.
- Do what you love and don’t think about money.
- Give it everything you have.
- Keep your focus on the goal.
- Make sure you’re good at doing whatever you choose, and practice, practice, practice.
- Ask lots of questions.
- Persistence always pays off.
Think small to go big, and the results will follow!
This is the tenth and last article in this series. If you missed the first nine, please review them below:
6 Tips to Find Joy and Change Your Future originally published 5/19/2021
7 Immediate Benefits to Change originally published 5/21/2021
7 Steps to Achieve Your Personal Goals originally published 5/26/2021
Change Your Routine Up Weekly – Enjoy Life More originally published 5/28/2021
10 Habits Apps to Track Your Progress originally published 6/2/2021
5 Tips to Get Out of Your Rut and Start Fresh originally published 6/5/2021
Tips for Acquiring a Positive Attitude During Tough Times originally published 6/9/2021
Shift Your Mindset – It’s Time originally published 6/12/2021
5 Tips: Start a New Phase in Life the Right Way originally published 6/16/2021