For the past 2 months I have had a habit tracker in my journal where I mark off things that I do or want to do on a regular basis, such as exercise, take my vitamins, read my Bible, etc. Through setting up these trackers I have discovered that the act of coloring in the boxes each day makes me want to do it again the following day.
Some days I feel like the small choice of deciding to work out is pointless and isn’t really making a difference. Then, I read The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson and realized that each day my choice is either moving me closer to achieving my fitness goals or moving me away from it. There is no staying where I am now.
And this is true of every area of our lives – health, fitness, finances, relationships, work. Each day we make small decisions that don’t have immediate results. They are choices that are easy to do and easy not to do. But each choice is either getting you closer to accomplishing your goals or further from them.
We are a society that wants and expects instant gratification, but that is not the way that success works. Success is a process that requires you to sow and cultivate before you see the harvest. We can’t count on reaching financial security by winning the lottery or inheriting a fortune. We become millionaires one penny at a time, one day at a time, one small choice to save money instead of spend it.
So today are you acting upon the easy choices that are going to lead you closer to your goals or further from them?
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