Goals are overrated. Lasting change is driven by a commitment to ACTION. I’m not saying goals don’t matter…they do. A big goal can give you some initial motivation and put you on the right path. The key to a big change is in the many, small victories achieved by taking action. I cover this concept in my new LinkedIn Learning course, Making Change Last.
Here’s a quick starting point anyone can use:
• Choose one specific change you want to make. For example, I might choose to become a better listener.
• Decide what you will DO each week to make that change happen. In this example, I might take a course on LinkedIn Learning or read a book about listening.
• Schedule a brief, recurring appointment in your calendar to work on that change. Perhaps every Friday from 1:00-1:25 pm.
Follow through and do it.
• Enjoy your small successes! The feeling of accomplishment you’ll get will keep you on the path.
Want to make your dreams a reality? Focus on little, consistent actions.
So…what’s one small action you’ll take today to move toward your big goal?