What would your life look like if you start each morning with habits that create a serie of positive reaction that will benefits you for your whole lifeThese habits don’t require a big effort. In fact, they will only take you 10 minutes or less to do.
But they have a powerful compounding effect if you repeat them often enough. This can include making a healthy drink, writing a loving message to a loved one, or identifying three important tasks to work on first thing in the morning. Do any of these repeatedly and you’ll notice a vast improvement in your health, relationships, and work productivity.Think of what your life would be like if your entire day was filled with these small actions. Wouldn’t your life improve without a whole lot of effort? I bet it would!A Five-Minute Exercise to Transform Your RelationshipsIt’s easy to disregard the power of small actions. You might think that a simple task can’t make a difference in your life. If you feel this way, then I challenge you to complete a simple exercise that, coincidentally, only requires five minutes of your time.Right now, there is someone in your life who you love with all your heart.
This could be a spouse, romantic partner, parent, child, or close friend. He or she means the world to you, but maybe you haven’t said that lately. Right now (or sometime today), I want you to tell this person that you love them.The method for doing this is up to you. It could be on the phone, in person, or through a short note.
Heck, you could even send a text message if you’re shy about how this message will be received. Simply tell this person, in a few sentences, how much he or she means to you.I’m serious here.Stop reading this book right now and talk to that special someone in your life!I’ll wait for you ………………Okay, you’re back!So, what was it like to express your feelings to someone you love? I imagine it felt pretty awesome!How long did it take to complete this simple exercise? A few minutes or so? Or was it maybe longer because the conversation started flowing?Now, think about what life would be like if this were a daily habit. You could repeat this action for every important person in your life, sending them thoughtful messages full of warmth and love.
The method you choose for expressing these feelings is irrelevant. It could be a phone call, handwritten message, Post-it note, text message, or eCard if this person lives far away. The only important thing is to do it!Consider how this would positively impact your relationships. The people you care for would start their days hearing loving messages. You would start your day knowing that you’ve brightened the day of someone important.
All of this is possible when you add small actions to your day.Small Actions Create SuccessWe’ve all heard that story of the overnight success. This is the story of the musician who records a double-platinum debut album, or the startup CEO who sells his company for a billion dollars, or the average Joe who hits the multimillion-dollar lottery jackpot. Our society loves stories about ordinary people who achieve amazing results with seemingly very little effort.
Unfortunately, the story of the overnight success is nothing more than a myth. For every person who strikes it rich, there are thousands of folks who languish in obscurity.The cause of all this is the belief that success is an event.
That you can transition from “zero to hero” without a lot of effort. That you can start as a nobody, get discovered by the right person who notices your unique talent, and suddenly skyrocket up the ranks of the rich and famous.Unfortunately, this story of the overnight success rarely happens in real life.
If you took the time to talk to any successful person, she would tell you that success is always a process. It’s a daily slog where most of your time is spent doing the same thing over and over. Rinse and repeat. Day in and day out. A few wins along the way, and then a few setbacks. Eventually, by working hard, and often for many, many years, you’ll become successful.That’s the reality of success.
It’s not luck or an event—just a lot of hard work and daily action.Or, to borrow a famous quote that’s commonly attributed to Thomas Jefferson:”I’m a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more luck I have.”The people who succeed in the game of life understand the important power of small actions.
They flourish by doing two critical things well