It goes without saying, too much of something that is undeniably bad for you can have a seriously negative impact on your life… alcohol, sugar, partying, drugs, etc. But what about something that is good for you? Is there such a thing as too much being bad? Take exercise for example… sure, doing too much of it probably won’t be as bad for you as too much alcohol, but then again, if you overdo it, will it really get you where you want to go? What about something like going on a crash diet? Great intentions, good short term results, but what are the long term ramifications? Will it get you where you want to be 10 years from now?
Try this… Small, bite-sized, one step at a time, manageable baby steps. Not sexy or glamorous, and no massively quick results. In fact, if you’re doing it right, people won’t even notice the change… but effective in the long term? You betcha! Want to improve your diet? Baby step – decrease the number of Diet Cokes you drink each day from 5 to 2. Want to get more flexible? Add 3 minutes of mobilizing to your workouts each day. TEENY changes. So teeny that they’re EASY… SUPER easy.
Here’s the danger – since they’re super easy to do, they’re also super easy NOT to do. So, you’ve got to hold yourself accountable to these little changes as if your life depends on it. If you’re successful for 15-20 days, try another LITTLE bite. The key is LITTLE!! Remember, you’re in this (your life) for the long term!