Success doesn’t just happen by chance. Through focused action, personal discipline and loads of passion ordinary people can become and do extraordinary things. And it all starts with the amazing power of small changes. So, don’t let old habits hold you back. Start building these small yet vital habits for a happier and more successful life.
Small changes make a big difference
Don’t believe it? Then consider the amazing power of small changes in terms of boiling water from the book 212 The Extra Degree: Extraordinary Results Begin with One Small Change. The concept is simple: At 211º, water is hot. At 212º, it boils. And with boiling water comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. The one extra degree makes the difference.
This analogy reflects the ultimate definition of excellence. The one extra degree of effort, in business and life, can separate the good from the great. The 212º concept is vividly illustrated for every aspect of your life through powerful stories that will inspire and motivate yourself or your team to the next level of success.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer
So what if you decided to improve certain areas of your life by just 10%. Consider these questions from the book The Power of 10% by Eric Harvey and Michelle Sedas.
- What if you improved your golf game by 10%?
- What if you spent 10% more time with friends and family?
- What if you invested 10% more for retirement?
- What if you exercised 10% more?
How could your life improve by doing something just 10% more a week? Applying just ten percent more effort to areas of your life is the secret of going from good to great.
Thoughts become things
The first time I heard that phrase in my twenties it sparked my life long quest of self improvement. What we think, the words we say, and the actions we take not only impact our lives, but also the lives of those around us. What you focus on you become. When we change, our world changes. I knew at a young age what I wanted out of life was freedom, family, and success so I could give back. And I knew that I had to make it happen.
“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions,Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values,Your values become your destiny.” Gandhi
So, what if in the morning instead of tuning into the doom and gloom on the morning news, you spent 15 minutes reading something educational or motivational? Besides the fact that most adults don’t spend quality time actually reading and learning something new, it also sets the tone for your entire day.
Life is not a dress rehearsal. Living your best life doesn’t just happen by chance. What’s your dream? Through the amazing power of small changes you can truly go from good to great. Thoughts become things and actions become habits. So, don’t let old habits hold you back. Start with small changes for a happier and more successful life.
About Ed Vicinanza
Ed Vicinanza speaks from experience – a successful entrepreneur, lifestyle coach and keynote speaker – Vicinanza came from humble beginnings in the bronx and has achieved beyond his wildest dreams. Raised by hard working parents in the family business, Ed Vicinanza learned the value of hard work and working for yourself. The breakthrough came when he met mentors who guided his unbridled passion and perseverance with a plan.
Ed Vicinanza now travels the globe with his beautiful wife Elise for speaking engagements to help others discover the American dream. Together as one, Ed and Elise Vicinanza along with their children, are passionate about living a legacy and helping others achieve their dreams.