Masterful Mindsets – Overnight Success?
Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
What is your process for reaching your goals? Do you take consistent daily action towards them? Or do you hope for overnight success?
Let’s face it, success does not happen overnight. Ask anyone who has been called an “overnight success” and they will tell you that they’ve spent years, working at it, day in and day out, to make it big.
So why would anyone think that they are going to make a New Year’s resolution to change and then poof – overnight, they are changed? It’s not quite that easy… and thinking that way can set you up for disappointment. (That’s actually one of the many reasons people give up on their resolutions. – More on that next week!)
But before you get discouraged, there is good news. Because although it might not be quite that easy, it can be as simple as making small efforts on a daily basis. One of the most important keys to creating change successfully in your life is taking decisive, consistent action. But it does not have to be monumental action. As a matter of fact, there is rarely one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps that get you where you want to go.
We live in a world that is all about instant gratification. We want what we want and we want it now. But creating change in your life doesn’t always work like that. It’s important not to lose sight of the fact that small progress is still progress.
My challenge to you is to set yourself up for even greater success by taking the goals you created for yourself from last week’s post (If you missed it, you can still read the post-HERE.) and break them down into small manageable steps. A little hint, use the components of a SMART goal to set up your action steps too. You’ll be amazed at how easy it actually is and how quickly you start to see change. Then start taking action! One small step at a time… every day! Soon you’ll be well on your way to making this the year you really do make those resolutions a reality!
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