Small changes make for big impactMay 03, 2022
I think of goals as illuminated mile markers on the road of life. When setting a goal, you can see that mile marker ahead - it gives you direction, focus and perspective. You can see how close or far you are to the goal, and if you need to accelerate or course correct.
Tony Robbins said,
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
Look into your past, and see the goals you’ve accomplished. They highlight your growth, where you’ve been, and what you’ve been able to do when you put your mind to it. This is valuable information because when you’re feeling challenged by your current goal, looking back can give you the charge you need to continue forward. You know what you’ve accomplished, and with that experience under your belt, certainly you can accomplish this too.
It’s the beginning of the month… What’s your goal for May? What are you focusing on? Big, hairy goals are important, but don’t underestimate the small goals. They are the ones that bump your confidence, boost your mood and enthusiasm, and motivate you to continue setting goals and moving forward.
Due to travel, schedule changes, and life I noticed I’m dehydrated. So this month, my goal is to drink 56 ounces of hot water a day. I know this is doable and will help set me back on track. I just need to set the goal so I will do it! Sipping hot water has had a huge impact on strengthening my digestion and keeps me steadily hydrated. I chose this amount of water because that’s how much water is in my 2 hydro flasks - so I’ll easily know when my daily goal is accomplished. In addition, I’ll drink room temp water as needed, especially during and after physical activity.
To optimize success, I’m planning ahead. At night, I’ll fill my bottle with hot water so it’s ready to go in the morning. I’ll start my morning with a few sips and keep it next to me during my morning sadhana. Then I’ll keep it nearby for the rest of the day. The goal is to sip throughout the day, not guzzle because it’s 8pm and I still have 24 ounces left! I know at the end of the month, I’ll have more energy and will be back into my hot water routine.
It’s the small changes that make the biggest difference.
With love and peace,