When we focus on these three aspects and let go of the need to accomplish our mighty goals, we start making progress. Little progress every day can lead to big achievements. As Coach John Wooden has said, “When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens — and when it happens, it lasts.”
Many life coaches and self-help gurus will teach you that you should review your goals every day so that you remain committed to them. Don’t do that! When you expose yourself to your BHAGs consistently, there’s a chance you may start thinking of them as impossible endeavors. It’s akin to looking at the summit and quitting the climb altogether because you think you just can’t do it. Instead, just focus on your next few steps and forget about reaching the top. Focus on performing the key behaviors every day, and slowly and steadily, you’ll keep climbing higher and higher to reach the summit one day and enjoy the breathtaking view that it has to offer.
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