Take Care of the Inches in the New Year

I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and productive new year!  This is the time where our hopes and dreams are in full bloom.  Unfortunately our enthusiasm usually dies out when we don’t see results soon enough.

It’s important to have dreams and figure out what steps we have to take to make those dreams come true.  I know…it’s easy to say but hard to do.

I’ve been reading a book called “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell.  It talks about how the little things can make a big difference. The problem is we may not see our efforts make much of a difference until they reach a tipping point.  This means that all that exercising may not move the scale very fast but if you keep at it then one day you’ll notice your clothes are fitting a lot better.

The same is true with decluttering and organizing.  You may feel that those few papers you filed or pitched didn’t even make a dent today. But keep at it and before you know it the desk will be cleaned off.

As the weeks and months go by and our hopes of having a great new year start to wane remind yourself that there will be a “tipping point” as long as you take care of the little things. Start each day this year with a list of small steps you can take that will move you closer to reaching your dreams of weight loss (seems to top most lists), organizing, decluttering, or any other dream you have.

There are a couple of quotes I taped up on my desk to remind me focus on the little steps.

Yard by yard, it’s very hard.  But inch by inch, it’s a cinch. ~Anon

I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. ~ Lord Chesterfield

Set your goals but focus on what you can do today to move you just a little closer to that tipping point.

To a lighter load along the way.