Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Small Goals Are Your Kindling For Big Dreams

Big dreams need kindling to fuel the fire.  If you're looking for a way to ignite your passions, don't overlook the power of a few twigs.  Here are some examples:
  1. Happy Marriages.  You know these people -- they're celebrating fifty years or more of marital bliss.  Ask them to recall how it all started.  Most married couples I know came into the relationship with nothing.  They gathered a few twigs together and set some goals.  Those small goals became the foundation.  Now, they're living big dreams.  They're surrounded by children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
  2. Debt-free Living.  It starts with a tiny decision.  It doesn't take much.  For me, it's the peanut butter and jelly sandwich I eat every day.  It's the loose change I put in my coffee can for my vacation fund.  It's the choice to pay cash instead of charging.  You can't join the ranks of homeowners who paid off their homes if you fail to start a small fire.
  3. Physical fitness.  Take a walk around the block.  Go on a nature hike.  Do a few stomach crunches.  Physical fitness doesn't have to be impossible when you start small.  Let the endorphins add fuel to the fire.  Once you begin to exercise, you will feel better and you will want to do more. 
As your flames get bigger, others will be attracted to the fire.  Teach them how easy it is when you start with the kindling.  You will have all the fire you need to live your dreams if you start small and add some fuel, a little bit at a time.  The trick is to never let the fire burn out.  What area of your life are you going improve by using these ideas?  Let me know how you are doing.

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