Motivation: Small Changes, Big Results
When I was 8 years old, my parents let me go to the toy store with my buddy Mike and his Mom.
My dad gave me a whole dollar to spend.
At the store I found a Frankenstein model that I really really wanted. The problem was the model was 88 cents, I had a dollar and I didn't want to waste the 12 cents difference.
Fortunately for me, Mike's Mom explained that if I took the model to the check-out counter and gave the lady the dollar, she would give me 12 cents back.
I thought this was a pretty cool way to run things so I bought the model.
The model is long gone, but the lesson is not.
Once someone explained the concept of change to me, a new part of the world opened for me.
In my work with helping people to get the changes they want and need in their lives, I find that most clients do not understand the concept of change. Once people see how easy change can be, they get excited, begin to believe they really can change, and a whole new world opens up to them.
One of the most common places people get confused about change is the false notion that in order to change you have to make big, huge, and difficult changes for it to make a difference.
That's just not true. A small change, the right small change, can bring big results.
For example, a plane flying from Atlanta to Hawaii could be off course by only one degree at the start and wind up in Australia.
Applied to our own lives, just one small correction in our course can make all the difference.
I know of a man who was very out of shape who decided to start running. The first day, he made one small change in his day. He ran from the mail box in front of his house to the mail box of the house next door and back. By adding one more mail box to each of his runs, he was able to run a marathon within the year.
Small change, big results.
Let's take an example from one of my coaching clients. This person really wanted to start a savings plan but believed he did not have enough money to begin.
Experience tells me if you look in the right places, you can usually find a little bit of money.
We discovered that he was spending at least $2 a day on a soda and a candy bar on the way to work each morning.
That small amount of pocket change adds up to $10 a week, approximately $43 a month, which is more than $500 a year.
Put that small $2 a day into the right interest bearing places, and you are well on your way to a healthy savings plan, all based on the small change in a pocket.
Small change, big results.
So let's put some hands and feet on this, and apply these notions in your own life.
Choose something you have been wanting to change - just one small thing to do differently. Give up caffeine, walk around the block each night, go to bed an hour earlier, listen to your kids, smile at your spouse, etc. All of these are small changes that can lead to big results.
Here's my challenge:
test this out and see if what I am saying makes practical sense.
For the next week, choose just one small thing to do differently and commit to it.
At the end of the week, check out the results.
I'm willing to bet you'll be surprised and motivated to move on to some more changes. Then you are on your way.
It may even open up a whole new world of
small changes, big results.
Visit SecretsofGreatRelationships.com for tips and tools for creating and growing a great relationship. You can also subscribe to our f*r*e*e 10 day e-program on how to enrich your relationship today, from relationship coach and expert Jeff Herring.
Keep Motivated To Succeed Online!
Starting and managing a business takes motivation and talent. It also takes research and planning. Although initial mistakes are not always fatal, it takes extra skill, discipline, and hard work to regain the advantage. Take time beforehand to explore and evaluate your business and personal goals, then use this information to build a comprehensive and thoughtful business plan that will help you reach these goals.
What Motivates You?
As a life-long student of personal development, I've attended dozens of motivational seminars, listened to hundreds of tapes, and read untold books on the subject of motivation . I've presented motivational seminars. And yet there is one elemental truth that seems often overlooked. That is: no one can motivate you, because you have to do it to yourself. It's an inside job. And frankly it's less a function of "doing" than it is of discovering what your natural motivators are. So the key to getting and staying motivated is finding out what excites you. What makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning? What speaks to your heart as well as your head?
How Are You Feeling? Its More Of A Brain Question Than You Think
How you respond to How are You reveals a great deal about you.
Mastering the Problem of Everyday Living
People are unhappy and defeated by their everyday problems that arise in life. You should know that life is full of ups and downs. But never allow your problems and struggles dominate your life. Obstacles should not be permitted to destroy your happiness and well being. You have the power in your hand to overcome any obstacle. To overcome problems firstly you have to believe in yourself. Secondly have immense faith in your abilities. And finally have Self Confidence to face any obstacle. If you do have all these qualities you can overcome any barriers, difficulties or any limitations. Inferiority Complex can demoralize your life. So fill your mind with faith.
Whats Your Aging in American IQ? Take the Quiz and Find Out.
TRUE or FALSE
Motivation: The Power of Opportunity
I think each one of us has had the experience of coming up with a great idea for a product or a way to do something, only to see someone else do it and make a ton of money.
10 Easy Ways To Stop Procrastinating
It is counterproductive to concentrate on so many tasks that you cannot accomplish them and may cost you time and energy with no results. Many people seem to spend a lot of time and energy only to achieve very few results.
What You Can Do About Procrastination
Goals stalled? Always running behind? Stuck in a rut?
Three Fs and a Challenge
It's no secret that life is a tricky animal to understand and it's even harder to tame it so that it delivers what you want. But from my work in the world of personal development I've figured out three simple things that can transform any situation, any problem, any issue...and any life. Three things that once in place can bring the best out of you, bring the best to you and allows you to enjoy all of it. What are these three things? I call them the Three F's - Fun, Fulfillment and Freedom.
4 Secret Ways to Stop Procrastinating
Ever wonder how to stop procrastinating?
Mr. Smith, Please Enter the Dream Room - Dream Big Dreams to Do Big Things!
Enjoy a great quote to start off this fantastic week!
Miracles are Your Responsibility
Miracles are your responsibility! What does that mean? Simple...You have a responsibility to create miracles in your own life. The responsibility lies on your shoulders. You can't blame anyone else, and you can't look outside of yourself for someone else to create the miracles for you. In this article, I'm going to break down the word "Miracle", because each of you have a responsibility. As you know, my Why is to impact others and change the world one heart at a time. As you read this today, my goal is for you to take responsibility and realize that you have the innate ability to create miracles. So let's get started!
3 Clever Ways To Stop Procrastinating
Stopping procrastination can be challenging, especially since you can't put it off until tomorrow! Most people who procrastinate did not do so overnight. Like any other bad habit, procrastination starts small and builds itself up.
"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway." ? John Wayne
The Art Of Using Effectively A Motivational Quote
--Choose a motivational quote related to your goal. Don't have one? Visit http://motivationalcentral.com which contains tons of motivational and inspirational quotes (see reference below). Browse through the wide variety of motivational quotes and pick one: sport, love, positive thinking, self-esteem, weight loss, business ect.
Passion and Purpose
Who are we, standing here on this planet, looking for a place to be? Are we the "forgotten ones" from a time gone by, a piece of pre-history perhaps, that lets itself unfold through the pages of time?
Motivation and Success: Improved Techniques
Changing our internal programming that limits us has never been simpler or easier; we just expect it to be more complex! When we associate images or objects that provide a state of relaxation and joy we create a receptive environment for the unconscious mind to accept powerful motivation and successful results.
How to Exude More Confidence
Confidence: The word conjures up images of self-assurance and belief in ones' self. Self-confidence is inward security. It basically means that your source of security comes from within yourself, you're confident in your integrity to your own value system. It is not congruent with doubt or fear.
Understanding What Motivates People to Take Action
So I wanted to buy a car. It was a tough choice but I decided that my next new car would be a Volvo. So I drove down to a local dealer and told him I wanted to take a look at a few Volvos and could he help. "Of course" he replied.
The Best Day Of My Life
Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever!
|home | site map|