There is a story of 3 friends.
The story goes, that these 3 friends were sitting around a camp fire and talking... when suddenly they came up with an idea.
The idea was that they will do an experiment.
They decided that each of them will do 1 small action every day for a year.
After that year, they will come back and compare the results to see what happened.
A year later they met and compared their results.
And they were SHOCKED.
The first friend who did 10 push ups every day, got into incredible physical shape.
The second who read 10 pages a day, read a ton of books and was on his way to become a scientist.
The third one who chose to eat a cupcake every day, well, he became overweight, obese.
It turned out that when the first friend got on the floor to do his 10 push-ups, he would do the 10 push-ups and then didn't really feel like stopping there - so he would push for 15, then 20, then 30 and eventually reaching 100 push-ups a day.
He got into a habit of exercising so he joined a gym and continued to workout there.
With the second friend, when he was done with the 10 pages, he was pulled into the book and didn't want to stop there... so he kept reading to see what else was in the book.
After a while, he found himself reading for 2 hours a day, eventually reading a ton of books.
And the third friend, after eating that 1 cupcake - you guessed it - didn't feel like stopping either, but wanted to try "another one".
And then another.
So he would keep eating, until that 1 cupcake became 10.
He got used to the taste of the sugar and sweetness that he eventually changed his eating habits to a more taste-full food, with lots of carbs and processed food. His eating habits changed so dramatically that he couldn't control himself anymore, and got very obese.
So what's the point of the story?
The point of the story is that whatever action you do HABITUALLY, no matter how small the start - it will GROW in size and lead to BIG changes.
So if you want to get in shape, read more books, or even start a new career... you don't have to do THAT MUCH.
You only have to do a little.
And that "little" will take on a life of it's own... where it will become "a lot".
So if you want to (finally) get in shape, consider committing to 10 push-ups a day for 3 months, and see where does that lead you to.
If you want to read more books, maybe start a habit of reading 10 pages of a book every day for 3 months, and notice where you end up.
If you want to change a career, maybe start researching a new area of work for 10 minutes a day for 3 months, and notice what comes up.
The key here is to START SMALL.
Do you want to try it?
Do you want to commit to something right now?
What will you do?
What I want to do is ________________________ . (ex. get in shape, read 10 books, change my career)
My small action will be: _______________________ . (ex. do 10 push-ups, walk for 10 min, read 7 pages, research online for 13 min)
For how long will you do it?
I will do it for ____________________ . (ex. 30 days, 90 days, 6 months, 1 year)
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