Why you Need to Take One Small Step Forward Every Day
Becoming someone different is an act of taking one small step every day.
We change not through a decision, but through the small work of daily decisions added up over time. There came a moment in my life when I chose to go to medical school. But that decision isn’t what turned me into a doctor.
It was the 4 years of college.
The 4 years of medical school.
The 5 years of residency.
The 1 year of fellowship.
14 years. 5,110 days. 122,640 hours of becoming. Just a little bit each day.
Instead of trying to take leaps all at once, we have to take little steps. But we have to do it every day.
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Today is a chance to take that one small step in the right direction. Start there. Then repeat.
The alternative is to do nothing. To stay put. To remain the same. And of course, this adds up too. Just a little bit each day.
Who are you trying to become? What step will you take today?
Tell us about your step for today in the comments.