With the new year often comes hopes of renewal...a rebirth. We hope that everything we don't like about ourselves will disappear and the new us - the one we always knew we could be - will emerge. We hope that THIS is the year we will be thin and rich and famous and health and happy and...
So we make resolutions. Lots of resolutions. Big resolutions.
Yet I am constantly reminded of how powerful even one small change can be.
I have a friend who found that her little boy was always asking for soda and realized it was because he saw her drinking it. She decided to stop drinking soda and lost 10 pounds in one month.
I know a woman who has a ready-made veggie tray in her refrigerator and brings it out every day while she prepares dinner. When her kids bug her about being hungry - she directs them to the vegetable tray. The amount of vegetables her family now eats has more than doubled.
And then there was the guy with a sweet tooth who started bringing a bag of apples to work each week. Instead of the 3:00 p.m. trip to the candy machine he would munch on one or two apples instead. He found he had more energy and no longer craved sweets.
Small changes. Doable changes. Big results.
Don't wait for the new year, or the new month, or Monday. What small change could you make to help you meet your bigger goal? Do it today and see the new you emerge.