Get A Small Success

One of the best ways for any of us to get motivated is to see something work. Seeing is believing, and there’s no shortage of occasions throughout history where a once seemingly impossible achievement is conquered, it became almost common for people to achieve it.

For example, Roger Bannister (who is still alive, by the way) breaking the 4 minute mile in 1954 seemingly opened the flood gates for the feat. While athletes have certainly benefited from improvements in training and nutrition, it’s still surprising to me at least that although no one had accomplished the feat prior to that time, since then 955 runners have achieved the impossible dream accomplishing the feat an incredible 4700+ times. Belief makes many more things possible.

My point is that having success, however small or insignifant it may seem, breeds success. How should that affect our actions today? Achieving some smaller goal or milestone, however minor or insignificant, to build on makes reaching the larger, more difficult goal much easier.

Want to start a workout program? Successfully take a 2 block walk for 5 days in a row to get started. Want to get out and meet more people? Take one evening to attend one event of your choosing (church, singles related, some club, etc) to get the ball rolling. Build on small successes.

It’s so common to look at a goal, particularly a legitimately large goal, and feel like it’s overwhelming which then stops us in our tracks. But if we can get that first small success under our belt to get some momentum going, and to help us begin to believe the goal is really possible, the chances of reaching it improve greatly.

Start small, and get some success toward your goal each day.

One Response to “Get A Small Success”

  1. Franco says:

    Thanks for your thghuots. It's helped me a lot.