The mantra of many coaches, mentors, teachers, and self-help gurus is to "think big." Have big dreams. Have big goals. Have big ideas.
I'm not against this. It's natural to want to work towards a bigger goal. But I am now of the mind that once you land on whatever that goal is, it's good to set it aside and just kind of check in on it every once in a while to consider how you're feeling about it.
Has anything changed?
For me, the end goal, whatever it is, has become far less important than it used to be. Given how the world -- or God, or the universe, or whatever -- clearly has other plans for how things are going to go, better to instead view big goals as placeholders, giving myself permission to make adjustments to my goals as I navigate life's twists and turns.
In the meantime, it's going to be the small steps, the small actions taken every day that bring a sense of purpose, adventure, and mystery.
And, maybe, they will also happen bring me to an ultimate goal.
So, in 2022, I resolve to think small. To take one small, meaningful action every day that feels good. The options for small actions are simple and endless...
And I resolve to reflect on these small actions, both in the moment and down the road, to assess how all of these steps add up in their own circuitous way. To acknowledge the growth.
Small is the new big for me. Will it be the same for you, too?
💚Wishing you many small, fulfilling thoughts and actions in 2022 and beyond.💚
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