We have all heard of the butterfly effect. In essence, it presents the idea that small changes can make a big difference. Furthermore, a butterfly flapping its wings in California can stimulate the start of an earthquake in Nebraska.
There is another theory that runs around in the professional development circles called the slight edge theory. This theory indicates that small changes over an extended period of time can have a huge impact.
I am not making an assertion about the validity of these theories. I don’t know if they are true. I don’t know which one is better and I don’t really care.
Here’s the point, I don’t want to wait an extended period of time to create those positive changes that will separate me from others in my field. Here’s the thing about you – you don’t want to wait either.
The reality is, we have to start somewhere. So make today your day that you execute the small changes. Don’t let yourself waste another day.
Here are some thought patterns to help you engage in the changes you need:
1. Excellence is not part time – be excellent in every area of your life
2. When you pick up the pace, you minimize your wait time
3. When you make positive changes, criticism will come
4. Stay focused on your passions and remind yourself often
5. Changes without forming new habits will not create a lasting impact
6. You are responsible for making the changes
I can’t afford to wait another day. Can you? Let’s make today the day we make the changes we need.
Be amazing and God bless you!