To Succeed, Do Something Small Today, and Tomorrow, and the Day After That

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We often believe that the key to success is making some massive change in our lives. It is possible to take significant leaps forward by taking massive action over a short period, but in the past forty-plus years, I have found another more natural path to success.

Know what I think the key to success is?

The Key to Success is the SMALL Actions You Take EVERY DAY

If you want to be a successful writer, write something today. Get some feedback from another successful writer and incorporate that into your project. Repeat that enough times, and you'll be a successful writer.

If you want to lose weight and get healthy, work out and watch what you eat today. Repeat that enough times, and you'll get healthy.

This post is a perfect example of a small action. I could have sat back and binged on NetFlix today. Instead, I chose to spend a few minutes writing this post. As a result, I'll most likely have a few more people hire me as a coach to help them create a better daily routine, a bunch of people will sign up for our newsletter, and some may buy some products from our store.


The key is in what you do today.

Just get started.

Do something small today, and tomorrow, and the day after that. Before long, you'll find that those small actions added up to a significant change. If you do the right things, it will even be a good change :).

What will you do today?

Here Is What Doing an Extra 1% Each Day for a Year Looks Like

About the Author 

Don Smith

Happily married with five kids, Smith founded this site, owns a technology company in the Midwestern USA, is a former bank director, and loves playing soccer, hiking, and mentoring.

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Watch Versus Reacting