Start Small, But Start

The one thing people always seem to never have enough is time (or money – but that is a topic for another day!) So, how does Beyonce or Jacinda do it? They all have the same 24 hours as we do.

Ok, so they likely have invested in some assistants.

But they likely didn’t start like that.

Regardless of your choice in music or political interest, you might be interested to know that Ms PM of NZ borrowed Grandma’s red car for her first campaign. Beyonce’s mom made the costumes through the Destiny’s Child days.

We all start somewhere. Were we move to and how we get there is up to us.

So, what does this have to do with success? Everything! Each little behaviour adds to the next.

During Ms. Ardern’s first campaign, that little red car made it easier to stand out.  Easier to be taken seriously as a candidate in her electorate. That one piece “easier” made the next one to stand up and share a message as one slightly more credible – she already looked the part.

Once the look of credibility is in place, it is a lot easier to start adding babies to kiss and topics to have an opinion on.

The same principle can apply to personal success. Start with the basics and add the next step once the base for progress is there.

We need to habit stack. Pop one new good habit on top of the next until your success/action dance routine looks more like the latest music video (or whatever your version of success may look like).

So we all want those lovely homes, super organised lives of the ones we see in the press. We can do this, one step at a time.

Whatever move you take to get you towards your goals, whatever new habit you make – congratulations.

You are closer to those goals and more organised than you were before.

So today if getting out of bed and sorting a to-do list, or turning off the tv before bed so it is easier to get up in the morning is the one step you take – Good on you.

Next week, once you have been able to enjoy the successes of those habits, add another.

Rinse and repeat until you get to where you want to go.

If it doesn’t work, don’t worry. Try something else.

and something else.

or something else.

Success through action is finding what works for you, your family, your home, and your needs.

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