Published on June 15, 2019
When it comes to achieving a goal, we’ve all heard the expressions about having to take baby steps instead of giant leaps, about having to learn how to walk before we can run, etc.
And that’s true . . . always.
Only in the movies do people switch lifestyles overnight, suddenly cutting fat from their diet, exercising five times a week, swapping pasta for quinoa and steak for tofu.
Almost everyone who’s successfully turned their weight around started out with one small change, like exercising once a week or subbing water for soda.
Losing weight after being over-fat for a long time seems like an overwhelming impossible task, like climbing Mt. Everest or, in some cases, even just a flight of stairs. Going from the way you are today to being a healthy weight can sometimes seem like a far-fetched fantasy.
That’s why when you succeed with changing one tiny habit, it can change your whole perspective.
It’s not this monstrous solid mountain you have to overcome, it’s just a pile of stones, and you just easily picked one up and moved it.
It’s not about heaving the whole thing aside with some supernatural effort, it’s just about moving one stone at a time. And the first one wasn’t so bad, so you’re stoked to grab a couple more.