For those of you who have children, you know there’s a special day every parent anticipates and dreads. It’s a day of great joy. It’s a day of great fear. That day? The day your child takes his or her first small step.
You sit back and cheer him on. You tell him he’s doing great. Just a little bit further. He only needs to take a baby step for you to have your world change.
What if I told you that you need to begin to take baby steps? Would that excite you like seeing your child take her first steps?
Probably not. You’d think tiny steps forward in business are not for you. They’re definitely not exciting.
Yet these small steps are what we need to be doing.
Why Small Steps Rock
You have lofty goals. I know you do. You’re the kind of leader who wants to change the world.
But then you’re frozen with analysis paralysis. You don’t know what to do to move forward.
My advice? Take the baby step. Any small step will do.
You need to decide what to do next. Not what to do in 10 steps or even 2 steps. You need to take the small step forward.
Then, after your first small step, take another step. And another. And one more.
Before you know what’s happening, you find yourself succeeding and getting the job done. Small steps lead to great actions.
What’s Holding You Back?
I’m not sure if there’s something holding you back from taking tiny steps. There shouldn’t be.
Little steps require little risk. You don’t have to stick your neck out too far and you can see where you’re going.
If you find yourself holding back from taking that first small step into something new, look at what’s going on around you.
Do you have the support system you need?
Have you look at your past successes?
Are you holding onto a self-limiting belief?
We let plenty of situations hold us back. Situations that have no basis in the reality of what we can do.
Break free from this today. Take the first baby step towards your success.
You’ll be amazed at how far you can move forward when you decide to move forward, however slowly.