1 degree change

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It’s the last week of the year!!!! Good grief what a year 2021 has been! In the last post of the year I want to share with you the simplest, most effective thing you can do for your health: take it one thing at a time.

protractor showing a half circle, angles from 0-180 degrees.

If you look at the image above, a 180 degree change is a change to the complete opposite. No matter how much you want to change in your health, it will be somewhere between where you are and the complete opposite of where you are. That is a collection of degrees.

At the center, a one degree change seems like nothing, but it puts you in a different place on the end. The truth is this:

A 180 degree change is nothing but ONE. 180 times.
A 10 degree change is nothing but ONE. Ten times.
A 50 degree change is ONE. Fifty times.
A ninety degree change is ONE. Ninety times.

Ten degrees looks like nothing at the center… but it moved significantly the further away from the center you got. The same is true for your health. ONE change feels small when you start, but if you consistently practice it, it changes your destination.

Give yourself the grace to change ONE thing. We tend to have this all or nothing mentality which doesn’t help us. Granted, maybe making only one change is too small a step, but maybe making one change is monumental. It all depends on who you are and where you are in your life.

Where do you want to be in a month?
Where do you want to be in six months?
Where do you want to be in a year?

From all the things you believe you need to improve, pick 1-3 and start there. Invest in these things, master them, do them so much that they become second nature to you. When these things are simply something you do… then you pick something else.

And here’s the bottom line: no matter where we are in our life and health, we can always improve something. So keep the long game in mind, remember that a little bit of change has a big impact.

Back to our circle… a one degree change seems like absolutely nothing at the center of the circle, but when you trace it to the edge, the difference is visible. Keep going.

Make the next right choice, make the next right move. Give yourself permission to change in stages and stop racing everyone else.

Who do you want to be?
What do you need to do to get there?

Move the needle a little bit every day and you will get there.

What’s your ONE change?

May this new year bring you fewer big resolutions, and more small steps. The outcome of the small steps will change your life much more than giving up on the big one.

Keeping it simple,
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