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Small changes big results. It’s achievable, just ask Admiral Will H. McRaven who once stated, “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed”

On the face of it, it seems like a pretty stupid quote, right? How will making your bed in the morning change the world?

Well, obviously it won’t. Not immediately anyway. But the idea behind it is that something as small as making your bed in the morning can have a much larger impact than one would think.

Still not convinced?

Let’s take a look at how small, frequent changes can turn your life around and produce huge results…

Why Small Steps?

So why would you take small steps? Why not just dive in and go all out?

Well, there isn’t a singular remedy to achieving long-term or short-term goals through one medium. Hence why some people follow different diets, they do what works for them, and ‘diving-in’ headfirst may work for you.

But the idea of taking small steps every day comes from a place of gradual change and progress rather than immediate impact. Think of achieving your goals as training to run a marathon. Chances are you can’t just get up and run 26 miles, nor would it be the wisest decision either.

Small Changes You Can Do Every Day

Big changes start with small steps. Before taking any action, we first have to figure out the destination. Where do you want to go? What do you want to achieve? When do you want to achieve it?

small changes big results

Maybe the initial goal is to lose 28 pounds within 3 months. It seems pretty daunting on the face of it, right? But what if we changed the thought process and made small changes every week?

When breaking it down you’ll find that you only need to lose around 9 pounds a month, meaning only around 2 pounds a week. The goal then becomes a lot more manageable and achievable, right?

But in reality, the objective hasn’t changed, just the way we approach it has.

The Benefits

So, we’ve learned what making small changes means in a day-to-day scenario and how it can lead to accomplishing a larger goal, but what are the benefits of doing so?

The benefits of starting small can come in many different forms, depending on the person. Some people may be motivated by routine, while others may be solely motivated by the results.

Either way, by starting small there really is no room for error. You won’t overwork yourself and loose interest within a week. You won’t have to wait months on end for a sense of achievement and satisfaction, as small wins each day will keep you focused and motivated.

But most of all, by starting small you won’t need the preparation or to wait for the ‘right moment’, you can do it now! “Small changes make a big difference.”

Till next time,


PS – If you enjoyed this article on small changes big results, then you’ll probably enjoy this write up on how to change your life.

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