Finding Time to Do the Small Things That Make the Big Things Possible!

Finding time to make the small changes that lead to big transformations is what moves you from where you are to where you’d like to be.  It is also some of the hardest work you’ll ever do. Why is that?

building-your-dreamsYou know the adage, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”  Indeed, it was built brick-by-brick.  Imagine the challenge of keeping sight of the goal while stacking bricks for months on end!  So it is for us, very often, as we build toward our cherished goals.

Here are 3 things to keep in mind as you implement the steps you’ve laid out for reaching your goal, whatever it may be:

  1. When you start out, remember that finding time to reach your goal probably involves changing your time priorities, setting time boundaries, and letting go of some old habits around time.  This can all be disruptive at first.  Give yourself and your loved ones time to adjust as you make this transition in your life.
  2. Be sure to recognize and reward the small accomplishments that move you toward your larger goal. This is very, very important!  It can be easy to feel like you aren’t getting anywhere at the beginning, when you feel like all you are doing is carrying bricks.  Don’t worry – Rome will begin to take shape.  But in the meantime, give yourself plenty of pats on the back!
  3. As important as it is to reward yourself, it is also very important to stick with your plan.  If you notice that you are veering way off track, take time to take stock.  Maybe you need to adjust your plan.  It’s important to do this consciously and planfully. If you simply ignore your plans and change course without checking in with yourself, you erode self trust.

This is one of my passions – helping people find (and stay on) the path to transform their goals into realities! And I have to say that this path of transformation is one of the most exciting and doable journeys you will ever take! Here are two inspiring posts – one from Connie Ragen Green and the other from Andrea J. Lee – that further illustrate this.

Have you set some big goals for yourself?  What are the small steps that will get you there?  How do you feel as you take those steps?   I invite you to write a comment or drop me a line ( – I’d love to hear!

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  1. You are right; sometimes we just need to correct, correct, correct, get back on the path that we know is correct. It’s never too late to start again, and again, and again. We still make progress in our transformation. Thank you for your insights, Paula.

  2. And thank you for your comments, Kathryn! You are so right – it is never too late to make the small new beginnings that keep us moving along our paths. Here’s to a new week of progress and transformation!

  3. Helene Desruisseaux says

    You’re so right. Our habits create our destiny, and habits are an accumulation of little things!

  4. Hi Helene! I love your statement – “Our habits create our destiny.” The small things are so telling. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your insights!

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