"For some reason we like to see days pass, even though most of us claim we don't want to reach our last one for a long time. We examine each day before us with barely a glance and say, no, this isn't one I've been looking for, and wait in bored sort of way for the next, when, we are convinced, our lives will start for real. Meanwhile, this day is going by..." - Tom Hennen
Sometimes we have these big, grandiose plans…plans on ways we’d like to enact change in our lives, plans for things we’d like to do, for places we’d like to go. Thinking about and planning for big changes is good, important, at times really fun.
But there are times, I think, that we can get stuck in the grandiose, so much so that we stop living in the here and now because we’re simply stuck in the grandiose, we’re stuck in these lofty goals that might be wonderful, but when we look at them, they end up feeling completely unobtainable.
I think there is a lot of good in grandiose plans, I certainly don’t want to diminish them, they serve an important purpose in moving us forward and creating impetus for change…but equally good, I think, are those small, incremental steps we can make toward our goals, toward the changes we’d like to implement. Those tiny movements toward the change that we want to see in our lives are just as important, or at times even more important than the lofty goals, simply because those small steps are oftentimes more obtainable for us.
I wonder how it might feel if we spent a little more time making small, obtainable, some might even say minute changes…because, my friend, those small, incremental changes add up, and have the power to create a big difference in our lives.
I hope you have a week full of small changes, they’ll be sure to add up to some big results.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!