What Does it Mean To Change Daily?
Is it even possible for leaders to change daily? In leadership, business, politics, and many other aspects of life, people talk about making change happen very quickly. They talk about change in terms of something that needs to happen all at once. In reality, effective change causes people and processes to change daily and incrementally.
Change has become the buzz word people use to say they are making a difference. With the word change comes a wide range of feelings. For most people, hearing the word change either excites them or makes them cringe. Change has become a very polarizing word.
Most people associate change with either a very bad or very good experience. They think that “change” means they need to do a 180˚ transformation to their life all at once when in reality, they can change daily. When people hear the word change, they think of the time they were very uncomfortable because of a drastic change. They also think of the time they went from poor, mediocre, or good to being great because of a positive change.
Although drastic change happens from time to time and can be very necessary, but people can also change daily. Most of the time drastic change isn’t necessary. When people change daily, they do so through small incremental changes to their choices each day to reach the desired goal.
Incremental Change Daily
Lately, I have read a number of weight-loss/physical fitness programs and one main point mentioned in all of them is that you can’t expect drastic results in just a day or two. To see significant results, you must do the workout routine every day for weeks or even months for the best results. You must make choices that allow you to change daily.
If you are not where you want to be, you must make a change daily in your routines and actions. If you do that, you will completely change where you are going. As I have stated before in previous posts, when a fence gate swings open the change in the location of the hinge is very small while the change in the location of the end is usually several feet. If you make a change daily, you will see large changes in where you end up in the long run.
The key to making big changes through incremental change efforts is to have patience. As you change daily, you will see results. Those results may, however, seem small and insignificant when reviewed on a daily basis, but they will be big over weeks, months, or years.
The positive aspect of incremental change is that it is more gradual and less uncomfortable. It is much easier to change a few things in your daily routine to reach a desired goal than it is to create a completely new routine from scratch. Incremental change is all about changing the direction you are going.
What types of incremental changes have you made that led to major changes over the long run? How have you been able to change daily? Have your efforts been more effective through the incremental process? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!