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Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.
-- Helen Keller
 

 

Thursday, September 1, 2022

One little change

One healthy, positive habit leads to other healthy, positive habits. And those additional habits, in turn, reinforce the original habit.

A small improvement in your trajectory enables you to notice, appreciate, and implement other improvements. In this way, minor changes put you on the path to major gains.

The experience of making a real and positive difference, no matter its size, activates in you the desire to do it again. Accomplishment feels good, and that makes you eager for more.

Big, ambitious goals are admirable, yet they can also be intimidating. Before setting off to change the whole world, it’s a good idea to accumulate experience improving your own little corner of it.

Ask yourself, what’s the smallest improvement you can make in your life that you’ll actually stick with? What positive habit can you add right now that you’ll continue to practice day after day, month after month?

Identify a small but deeply meaningful change you can make in your trajectory, and make it. Over time, that small change has the power to lead you toward greatly improved outcomes.

— Ralph Marston

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