"A tiny change today
brings a dramatically different tomorrow."
-- Richard Bach
[Classic post from 3-11-17]
If we have a ship just outside of San Francisco Bay pointed to Japan, and we turn the wheel only a half of a degree left, we would never reach Japan, but we might reach Figi instead which is quite a distance off the intended track. The smallest course change can lead to a major life change.
This is true in everything. Change what you eat for only one meal of the day and that small change will lead to a different body in time. The smaller the change, the longer it may take, but it is still change.
Dorothy Day is quoted as saying this: "People say, "What is the sense of our small effort?" They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time."
What if typically getting no exercise, we walked around the block once a day, parked further away from the store on purpose? Those two small changes would have profound changes in the body.
What if instead of some potato chips as a snack, I ate some olives? Big change, and more satisfying in general too.
What if I called one client per day five days a week? In a month I would have talked with 20 clients, and in a year, 240. And if I kept that up, in five years it would be over a thousand. Even if I cut that in half, it would achieve profound results.
How did the tortoise beat the hare in that story? One step at a time.
I'm reminding myself of the sheer value of small efforts in writing this. I can always use the reminder myself.
Baby Steps Become Giant Leaps.
Spread Some Joy Today--by finding joy in doing what you can do without stressing over the rest of the stuff on your plate. Just do what you can, even if it is small. Even a little smile can cause joy.