"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." - William Faulkner
It's hard to change, even at the best of times. This is particularly true if we
don't know how we change.
Whether you're tackling a small project or a major life challenge, your experiences in working through change will be comparable. So why not master the process of change, awareness, discipline and willpower in a non-threatening area of your life? Before you tackle a big personal challenge, like a relationship, conflict, addiction or a bad habit, practice making changes with a small, easy project.
Intuitively pick a small project that will give you a gentle trial run for a larger challenge you may be considering. For example, if you want to create a new habit or learn something new, then first learn how to juggle or play an easy instrument or learn some new dance steps. If you want to create more discipline, find a simple daily task to work on every day. The project need only require 5 to 10 minutes daily.
The key is to be aware of and write down what you think and feel as you prepare for and work at your small project daily. Note your defenses, reactions, thoughts, feelings and roadblocks.
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." - Neale Donald Walsch
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