Starting Big may Distort Your Reality

Large goals require a large belief system to support them. When large goals meet small beliefs, a distorted reality is created because your beliefs have nothing to go on that supports the achievement of the identified goal.

IKEA

Ingvar Kamprad started small. He practiced small sales – going door to door on his bicycle. He started with a small item – matches. He created momentum, grew his belief and moved on to fish, Christmas tree decorations, seeds and later ballpoint pens and pencils. At age 17 he started his first company – IKEA.

Pro-comfort and Pro-survival

Change is viewed as a threat to your survival because it creates discomfort. The mind abhors discomfort. When faced with change, the mind is quick to activate its survival instincts – fear, procrastination and self-doubt.

Change, therefore, needs to be presented as effortless and seemingly meaningless so that the subconscious mind offers almost no resistance to it.

A Marathon not A Sprint

Successful goal achievement should be viewed as a marathon, not a sprint. Think constant, continuous improvement. Where your actions focus more on significance, and less on success. It’s tough to do big, constantly but small, done constantly and continuously is a slam dunk for most people.

Grow Your Belief

Consistency creates momentum. Momentum creates motivation. Motivation creates habits. Habits create progress. Progress creates achievement. Achievement grows your belief.

What Can You Do

Our brains are lazy. They will always choose the most energy efficient path. Indulge them. Start as small as you can. Make it impossible to fail.

Small means less resistance. Small builds momentum. Small will turn into big.

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