How many times do you sit down to complete a project and marvel at the daunting tasks that lie in front of you?

The problem with a mindset like this is that it can prohibit us from taking the first step. While it is always a good idea to begin with the end in mind (thank you, Stephen Covey), focusing on the little things can also have a HUGE payoff.

Example. A few years ago, I needed to drop from welterweight to lightweight, a 15 pound difference. I already had very little fat on me, so I immediately began to focus on the cotton mouth feeling that was sure to accompany me on my journey – the one you get from not eating or drinking for a day or two at a time. I then refocused my attention to a few small changes that, if repeated over and over (and over), could have dramatic results. I reeled my thoughts back in and directed that energy toward drinking a gallon of water every day and doing 30 extra minutes of cardio daily (This was my strategy, as I’m sure other strategies could’ve also worked. I am not a doctor, so please consult one).

A few months later, I made my debut at lightweight and felt great.

Which brings me to my closer…did you know that if you fold a piece of paper in half 46 times, it would take you to the moon and back? Call it exponential growth, compound interest or just sticking to it, but one thing is certain: consistency is key!

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