Most of us dream of the day where we have a huge victory.
Victories like …
– Telling the boss off once and for all
– Being debt free and having enough cash in the bank to ignore the economy
– Having the perfect family, friends, and loved ones
Sadly, for most of us, those victories never come.
But what if there was a better and simpler way to victory?
What if, Instead of focusing and striving on the home runs, we started focusing on the singles, and doubles that occur in our lives.
Just a minute ago I walked in the door from a trip to Barnes & Noble. I had it set in my mind that I was going to buy my 210th Moleskin notebook.
That notebook would have joined the countless other notebooks, pads of paper, napkins, and scratch notes that at one time consumed and wasted a large portion of my office.
But I didn’t buy it and here’s why.
I’ve spent the past few weeks slowly and methodically eliminating clutter and waste from my office. I actually took everything in my office and boxed it up and threw it all out in the garage – promising that I would only open a box and look for something that I needed to use right then.
After the first two days, I haven’t touched a single box.
So by not buying another worthless notebook – one that would never get used or put to good use – I celebrated another small victory, instead of striving for a home run.
Just because it isn’t a home run, doesn’t mean the victory is any less sweet or important to me or you.
Small victories can be …
– Putting an “I quit day” on your calendar
– Paying off a credit card, a vehicle or just putting a few dollars in savings.
It’s saying no to the little things daily that help grow small victories into huge ones over time.
Every journey begins with a single decision, step or action.
By the way, I took the $10 I would have wasted on the notebook and gave it to a homeless man selling newspapers in 40 degree weather at 8 o’clock at night.
Victory never felt so rewarding.
So now it’s your turn.
Take 3 minutes and think of something small that you can accomplish this week. Make a plan of attack and then make it happen.
Remember, small victories lead to huge changes over time.
Plan, Execute, & Celebrate YOUR small victory this week.