Big changes come from small steps

You can go a long way by taking one small step at a time

Do you have a big goal for 2024? Maybe a performance specific goal, maybe a more process oriented goal?

Whatever the type of goal, if it’s a big goal, you’re most likely to accomplish it if you focus on smaller steps that lead to the goal.

Just as you wouldn’t try to run 50 miles a week right away after taking months or years off of running and you surely wouldn’t tell a new runner to start at 50 miles a week, you don’t want to try to start with too much when working toward your other goals.

For example, if you haven’t been keeping up with your strength training and you want to get up to 30+ minutes 3 times a week by this summer, you shouldn’t start by doing that this week. Instead, start with 10+ minutes twice a week this week. By the end of the month, maybe you can get up to 10-15 minutes 3 times a week. Then, you can build to 15-20 minutes in February and so on.

In the end, big sudden changes are generally not sustainable. Slight modifications that can become habit are much more likely to stick for the long term.

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