Gradual Change Is More Doable Than an Overnight Change

Most people know what is useful for them.

  • Setting boundaries.
  • Sleeping for 7+ hours.
  • Going for a walk.
  • Eating clean.
  • Working out daily.
  • Reading books.
  • Creating more than consuming.
  • Learning new things.

Still, we don’t do these.

Why?

Because we wait for a perfect start.

We tell ourselves a story that goes something like this – starting next week, I’ll change my life. I’ll learn a skill, work out, create new work, and read and do each of these for 1 hour a day.

Great if you execute on this plan. But most people don’t because it is not easy to carve out 4 hours in a day, just like that.

Better if we aim for 20 minutes in a day for these four items and do them each for 5 minutes a day. Then after sticking to it for a week or two, increase those 20 minutes to 30 minutes.

At a certain point, you’ll not be able to increase the time like that. Then eliminate something you do now and fill that gap with growth-related action.

This approach will increase your odds of success.

So stop waiting for overnight change and a perfect start, and start with gradual change. 

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