Why a small action every day leads to lasting change

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?

Making change long lasting from Making Change Last by Dave Crenshaw

Check out Dave’s courses on LinkedIn Learning at DaveCrenshaw.com/learn.