When you decide that life needs to change, the biggest problem areas of your life will stand out. The gap between where you are and where you want to be is overwhelming. Don’t focus on the end point. Focus on the minor steps you can take to get there instead.
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As entrepreneur James Altucher explains, focusing on fixing the big picture stuff can screw with your perceptions. While you’re planning for your big goals years down the road, you live in the day-to-day. The only thing you can change is how you behave today. So, focus on that:
Here are the habits I do every day. Most important — I don’t think about past or future. I just think: did I do these habits today? That is the only question I ask at the end of the day.
The minor improvements you make will start to compound over time. Sure, saving $5 at the supermarket isn’t going to make you rich, but practising being aware of your spending can. Working on a side project for five minutes isn’t going to suddenly launch your own business, but it can lead you to thinking more constructively about how to do so. By focusing on the small things, you can impact the big things.