Once you set yourself a new goal it can be easy to slip into the thought process and excitement of setting yourself massive to do's and overwhelming deadlines so you can achieve your goal quicker.
While setting a new goal is super exciting and adrenaline can take over, I don't want to be a party popper but it is important that you help yourself manage this excitement or otherwise you are either going to overwhelm yourself or burn out.
Therefore, to help combat this, I have sourced some benefits that will help you when it comes to setting smaller steps towards your goals.
So without further ado, let's get into the benefits of setting small actions...
Benefit 1 - It Gets You Going
Referring back to the intro, setting small actions will prevent you from becoming overwhelmed and getting burnt out. By setting small actions you are allowing yourself the time to break things down and work out what needs doing first and gets that momentum of making the first step going.
Start off with 5 - 10 minutes in the beginning and see how you go from there...
Benefit 2 - Adds Up To Big Results
Once you start doing your small actions on a regular basis you may decide to increase the amount of time you spend on them. However, keep in mind that doing something is better than not doing anything at all. The more you keep up your small actions on a daily or regular basis the more you will be progressing to your overall goal.
Benefit 3 - Success Leads To Success
Little and often your efforts will eventually build up to success. By doing your small actions on a repeat basis, you are likely to see the success and benefits from this which will give you the momentum to keep going and progressing with what you are doing which in turn will lead to even more success as you continue doing your small actions.
Benefit 4 - Small Actions Help It Stick
Small actions are more realistic to fit into a hectic schedule therefore making them likely to be achieved on a more regular basis.
Have you ever heard of ACT to help reduce procrastination? ACT stands for:
Therefore help yourself by making your smaller steps more attainable as this in turn will help you build your confidence and reassure yourself that you can reach a timeline.
I hope this blog post has helped you realise how beneficial taking small actions are. If you would like to understand the power of small actions further then I would recommend heading to this website which has been the information source for this blog post.
Let me know in the comments whether you take small actions or not...