A business statistic shows that just a 10 % improvement across seven categories of business results in a doubling of profits for the company. Small changes spread wide, resulting in big wins.
Small tweaks in our lives, our email subject lines, our handwriting and art, decreasing our procrastination time, saving money time and energy can have an overall profound impact.
MORE IDEAS FROM All You Need Are a Few Small Wins Every Day
“Each day, acquire something that will fortify you against poverty, against death, indeed against other misfortunes, as well and after you have run over many thoughts, select one to be thoroughly digested that day.”
If we stick to our rules and keep progressing in small steps, we reach our destination, if the direction is right.
All we have to do is improve a little bit every day.
Entire books can be completed by simply writing ‘two crappy pages a day’, but do remember that the ‘first draft of anything you write is shit!’
Sudden success, if any, is a flash in the pan, and a tree whose roots aren’t deep cannot stand tall for long.
Success is like that proverbial tasty-looking sausage, which is less appealing once we know how it is made.
Success in anything is made up of a daily grind and is a sum total of small wins.
Most of us are beyond weather, parking and traffic-related conversations at parties. We have deep, substantial topics to discuss, which are not hollow and unproductive like most party small talks are.
Small talk has its benefits, it is designed to prevent controversies and hurt, smartly avoids religion and politics, and is a way to test the waters before we decide to talk about other stuff with someone.
Self-care essentially means tuning in to our true needs, and making them a priority, rather than neglecting them in favor of obligations or urgent (but not important) tasks.
The wellness industry trends managed to wrongly associate self-care with activities ranging from lighting a candle to luxurious spa days. But they don't reflect the meaning of true self-care.
So maybe every morning you get up, go to the bathroom, then make your bed. Link a moment in that routine (say, the bed making) to the habit you want to cultivate (maybe it’s reading 10 pages in a book). By tacking it on to something you already do, you’re much more likely to actually stick with it. And consistency really is the key to boosting happiness over time, Zucker said.
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