I love the idea of small steps. Consistent small steps in the right direction are a sure way to create a happy, joyful and successful life and career. And the great thing is; if you make a small mis-step – and step off the path, it is only a small step in the right direction to get back in step.
I will use myself as an example. I am trying to lose some weight – well, a lot of weight – actually I am trying to lose 100 pounds. For just over a year I have been making small, continuous positive steps in that direction – and I am now stepping at about 77 pounds lighter. But if I do have a bad day and simply cannot resist the french fries – I have only missed a single step – I can get back in step at the very next meal.
Another example: I just read a statistic that stated that 42% of college graduates do not read a single “educational / self help” book after they graduate from college – not a single one!!! If you were to take the small step of reading just one self-improvement book every two months (6 books a year) – you would be in the top 1% in America for self-learning. If you were to read one book a month (12 a year) you would be in the top 1% in the world for self-learning. So here is my suggestion for a small step you should take… dedicate one hour a day to reading a book that will help you improve your life or your career and you will look up in five years and be in a much, much better position. I promise!
by John Spence