Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's the Little Things!

What's the expression?  "Rome wasn't built in a day?"  I am a BIG VISION person, and have a tendency to get really excited about possibilities.  While I am grateful for my ability to continually expand my vision of what is possible, I often struggle with what to do in the now, and this can lead to frustration, procrastination, and sometimes even giving up.    I can see the future, but have trouble seeing how to get there from here.  I know it is possible, but I just can't see the HOW. So, I must remind myself, that Rome wasn't built in a day.  Vision is crucial (one must know where they are going if they can ever expect to get there), but it's not the most critical component to success.

You see, anyone with a dream can have vision.  They can see what is possible.  But what separates the dreamers from the achievers?  It's the little things.  Achievers move daily in the direction of their dreams.  They create habits for success.  Dreamers dream and dream, while achievers dream and do.

So, what's your dream?  Whether is is losing 20 lbs, running a marathon, or building a business from scratch, it's the little things that will make the difference.  What daily disciplines will help you get there? 

My friend Angela has a terrific blog called Habit-Forming Success (http://habitformingsuccess.blogspot.com), where she's starting a new series called Small Changes =Big Results.  She'll spend 21 days gently reminding us to do the little things, and I suggest that we all follow.  Sometimes our dreams seem too big, too impossible, but as the little things begin  to build on eachother, our vision comes into focus, and dreams become reality.

So, lets follow Angela's blog together, and commit to making small changes (little things) in order to get big results!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out! I love the analogy too that "Rome wasn't Built in a Day". Great reminder to focus on the little things (while stil keeping the bigger vision in mind as well)!