Why Wednesday: One Little Thing

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With 2014 approaching there will be all kinds of resolutions set, gym memberships attained and lofty goals promised to ourselves over limitless Christmas cookies and glasses of champagne.  I happen to think resolutions are doomed to fail and January is probably the worst month to join a gym, but I do love goal setting.  I just think there's a better way to do it.  Before we all get out our new 2014 calendars, I'll be sharing with you some more of my goal-setting tips.  But for today, let's talk about changing just one little thing.

Why one little thing? Because sometimes, that's all it takes.

When I moved to New York a couple of years ago I needed to find something to replace my on-and-off workout regimen in Nashville, but on a new New York budget (read: FREE).  So I took to running on the track down the street from my apartment.  You may have heard me tell this story before - I couldn't run any more than a quarter mile at first without slowing to a walk.  But it was that one goal to run three miles that snowballed into changing the way I work out, eat, what I read, write about, talk about, and how I think about myself.  

Take some time this week to ask yourself what one thing you'd really like to see yourself accomplish that, even if it's little, feels really big.  Take a cooking class, ask for a promotion at work, take more baths, switch from dairy products to a healthy alternative, call your parents more often, make a new friend.  Whatever it is, let that one thing challenge you, then change you, and then evolve into other goals.  While multi-tasking with goals is definitely doable, it may be just as or more affective to focus on accomplishing one at a time.

What little/big goal is at the top of your list? Share in the comments below!