“When changes are too big, they may be too overwhelming,” said registered dietitian Ellie Krieger, author of “Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life.” “People don’t want to start, or they don’t know where to begin so they don’t at all.”
Small lifestyle changes are easier to achieve and maintain. When successful, they are more likely to become habits and can lead to increased self-confidence.
“Most successful goals or changes are things you can literally check off and say, ‘I did this,’” Krieger said. “If you say, ‘I am going to eat better,’ you can’t track or net that goal. But when you set and accomplish small, tangible changes, you get an immediate sense of gratification, and that is self-motivating.”
So whether you’re looking to improve your finances, health, fitness or relationships, focusing on frequent, achievable little goals will lead you to success.
Start now by taking a moment to answer the following questions:
- Think of 3 team members or peers.
- What will you START doing in order to most effectively achieve your goals?
- What will you STOP doing to give more time and space for success?
- How can you adapt your management style to gain greater motivation and success with your team?