Life throws us curve balls periodically and I’ve had my share of mine.
So, we adjust, right?
There’s a lot of coaching out there telling us to set big goals and dreams. That’s all good until these feel mentally insurmountable. That’s what I was starting to feel with the book I was writing.
Why not take a step back from the “big, hairy audacious” goal once in a while and just accomplish something small?
Ironically, more progress takes place because the tiny goals are easy to reach. And, if one is reached, why not another?
Right now I don’t have my big thought provoking book finished, but I do have three smaller eBooks in progress that will go live on Amazon in a few weeks.
It’s that holiday time of year when everyone creates abnormally long “To Do” lists right when the flurry of shopping and events actually makes it more difficult to accomplish even the basics.
Keep moving forward on your dreams. But, break it down.
Tiny goals. Tiny successes.
This is an excellent presentation – both visually and in the simplicity they use to explain behavioral economics.
To be an effective nudger, we need to be aware of how our brains actually work and how that influences our behaviors – irrational though they may be.
Yep, the first draft of my book shipped to the first two reviewers. And by “shipped” I mean emailed AND actually mailed hard copy. Woot!
It is junky. I’m embarrassed. But, it is out of my hands.
You know what the best part about it is?
I’m having some great ideas right now!
It’s a great reminder to get your product in the hands of someone else before truly creating the final product. Sure, they will have a lot of feedback for you, but something happens in your own brain as well. It gets freed up and remembers the intent and purpose behind what you were trying to create. It creates an entirely new set of ideas to make the draft better.
Scary though it may be, and a bit humbling, it will be worth it.
Now the re-writes begin!
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Sometimes we don’t think those tiny actions we take (or even dislike) can make a huge difference.
A great reminder of how following an internal prompting can change the lives of others.