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The Not-So-Secret Sauce of Taking Small Actions Consistently

Updated on March 10, 2020
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Nitin is a certified life coach, executive coach, writer, husband, and father. His passion is to help people become the best they can be. It

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Most people don’t realize the power of small actions taken consistently.

There is tremendous power in small actions that you take daily.

Small actions lead to bigger achievements.

The mighty oceans are made up of small drops of water.

Your actions may seem like a drop of water to you but eventually, they will build up into a river and then into an ocean.

I want to share with you 10 things to help you take those small but powerful steps.

1. Don't overanalyze

Once you have decided on your overall goals, don’t over-analyze before you take action.

Over-analysis will keep you from taking action.

Just take the necessary action without thinking too much about it. Because the speed of action has a lot to do with your success.

2. Don't be afraid to do it

The next thing to do in order to put the power of small actions into play is don't be afraid.

Don't be afraid to take whatever action needs to be taken.

Don't fear the consequences because you have to take calculated risks to move forward in life.

3. Everything starts small

Always remember that everything starts small in the beginning.

The big and mighty oak tree that you see was once just a tiny little acorn seed.

Everything starts small without exception.

If you want to do something big you have to start small.

That is the law of nature and no one can bypass it.

4. You have to start somewhere

To do anything in life you have to start somewhere.

You won't be able to do anything in life if you don't even give it to start. And, when you start it's going to be small steps, small actions, small decisions.

But these small steps, actions, and decisions have the potential to become big.

5. Keep the big picture in mind

To keep yourself motivated and inspired keep the big picture in mind.

One mason was building a wall and someone asked him what was he doing.

He replied that he was building a palace.

That Mason had the full picture in his mind, and that's why his work was not boring.

He knew what it's going to look like after a few days.

we can all learn a lesson from the mason.

If we keep that big picture in mind, we will not be discouraged in taking the small steps daily.

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6. Don't despise small actions

People have a tendency to despise small steps or small actions. Never make that mistake.

Any action, no matter how small, has the potential of becoming something very big.

Look at every small step that you take as part of something very big.

Doing this will encourage you to keep taking small steps regularly.

7. Take one day at a time

We must all learn to take one day at a time.

That is the secret to building something powerful and big.

Building anything big takes time. Small steps are just as significant as big ones.

You will do something big in life when you understand this secret- that no action and no decision is insignificant or unimportant.

8. The power is in the action- big or small

Another beautiful thought that will help you to understand this is that the power is in the action whether it is big or small.

Understanding this truth will inspire you to keep taking actions, even if they are small and no one notices them at first.

There are countless stories of people who have taken seemingly insignificant and small decisions on the spur of the moment, and those decisions have been life-changing.

You never know which small decision or action can change your life completely.

So don't underestimate the power of small actions.

9. Trust the process

Always remember that people may fail but the process and systems never fail.

All you have to do is to trust the process.

When you learn to trust the process you will never stop taking small steps.

You will know that these small steps will put the process into motion and the end result will always be good.

It is not important whether you are taking a small step. What is important is whether you are taking the right steps.

As long as your steps are in the right direction, it doesn't matter whether they are small or big.

10. The results of small actions will be great

Finally, keep in mind that small actions will inevitably result in greater outcomes.

Taking small steps is worth it because the outcome will be pleasing and significant.

I have experienced this in my own life many times.

When I have over-analyzed situations, I have experienced analysis paralysis.

I was not able to take any significant action during those times.

And then I have taken actions without overthinking, and those actions have resulted in life-changing experience in my life.

So what I am sharing is out of my own experience.

I hope that you will learn from my experience and from these 10 things to experience great transformation for good in your life.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Nitin Khaire

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      5 days ago from South India

      It is really a spicy sauce of many ingredients put in with systematic action of recipes of success. Well written, Mr Nitin. This is a good collection of 10 points required to manage his team to achieve assigned tasks.

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