by Karen D. Swim
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."
-- Vincent Van Gogh
As we begin the second half of 2008, it is a good time to evaluate and adjust if necessary. In considering my own journey I realized that the only thing separating me from achieving all that I want is “a little.” The path from average to great is only a little farther away. Consider the impact of just a little.
- Adding a mere ten minutes to a run can burn an extra 100 calories.
- Ten dollars a month can prevent a child from starving.
- You can develop a new habit in 21 days.
- A dash of salt can season an entire dish
- Making one more sales call at the end of your day can help you win President’s Club.
- A basketball team can win a game by one point.
- You only need one publisher to accept your book.
- Tiny mustard seeds grow into shrubs three or four feet high.
- A tiny variation in a single gene determines how acutely you feel pain.
What impact would a little extra effort have on your business, your life? Would your family benefit from one hour of your focused attention? How would one extra rep impact your workouts? Would one additional client per week make a difference in your business? Could a tiny change in your budget help you meet your financial goals?
What about you? Can a little go a long way in your life?