We have an innate desire to endlessly learn, grow, and develop. We want to become more than what we already are. Once we yield to this inclination for continuous and never-ending improvement, we lead a life of endless accomplishments and satisfaction. - Chuck Gallozzi
It has been said before, and is worth saying again, change is best accomplished in small, manageable steps. We all want to rush ahead, we want to plant the seed and then harvest. Nurturing is necessary for long term success. Jack Canfield, in his book on success principles point out that "doing too much too fast not only overwhelms you (or anyone else involved in the improvement), it can doom the effort to failure— thereby reinforcing the belief that it’s difficult, if not impossible, to succeed. When you start with small, achievable steps you can easily master, it reinforces your belief that you can easily improve".
Ask yourself, how can I do 5 % better? How can I move the needle just a bit? Then do that - it adds up!
Over a year ago, I decided to improve my nutrition. I researched several clean eating programs that provide a shopping list and a list of those foods that I would not be eating. It was a drastic change and not only in diet but in time management and morning routine. It was a lifestyle change that was overwhelming and I think I made it through one shopping trip and a couple days of sorta, mostly clean eating. All this time later, I am still making attempts in this direction but I can honestly say that experience postponed my success. If I had made 5% improvements every week for a year, I would be there by now. Instead, I'm still planning it and sorta improving.
I'm going back to the beginning. I am discovered some awesome supplements that actually have helped me to sleep better, feel better and have more energy. Now to build on that, one baby step at a time.
Wellness Advocate, BSN,RN