One small change in your daily life can tip the balance up towards progress or down towards failure.
One small change.
Sometimes it’s such a small change that you don’t consider its ability to build over time.
Every time I clean out my wallet, I leave 4 quarters in the wallet and put the rest into our change jar. I’ve been doing this for almost a year. I think there’s about $40 in change in the jar. All I did was drop pennies, nickels, and quarters in the jar.
Every time I make a recipe, I clean up as I go; clean up at the end is a breeze. When I’m baking, I keep a small plate near the mixer to hold used mixing spoons, spatulas, and the occasional eggshell. Nothing wet sits on the counter making a mess to clean up.
These small things are deposits in the bank of time. As Jeff Olson talks about in his book, The Slight Edge, it’s easy to choose to do something. And, it’s just as easy to choose not to do something. As humans, we struggle with delayed gratification. How often have we grabbed a candy bar and muttered something about paying for it later? We’re already paying for that decision because we chose not to eat healthy at that moment. Those choices add up over time.
What’s your one small change for 2014?
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