Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Small Move, Big Change

What if I made a small change?

As you set out to make actual changes in your life, start small. Wall Street executive Caroline Arnold, author of 'Small Move, Big Change', advises that if you focus on 'microsolutions' - small, targeted, behavioural changes - you are much more likely to succeed in life.

For example, when Arnold set out to get in shape, she focused on one small behavioural change - walking to work instead of taking train. And she only commited to doing this once a week, on Mondays. Eventually, it became a habit, and now she walks to work every day.

So why not just resolve to walk to work everyday to begin with? By holding yourself to that higher standard, your chances of failure are greatly increased.

Arnold says, Bottom line : Resist the urge to try to change too much, too quickly. Begin, instead, by asking, "What if I made one small change?"

Source : NST