Making the smallest change can have a big impact on someone’s life. Think of the ocean liner; a huge ship that’s steered by a rudder; a seemingly small part of the big ship. On that rudder is a tiny part called a trim-tab that steers the rudder that steers the ship. Just the movement of that tiny part on the rudder can change the whole direction in which the ship goes.
When people make their New Year’s Resolutions or decide what to change in life, it’s frequently a big change. Like those who swear off carbs, their entire diet has to differ, and it’s no small change.
Making a big change is hard to keep up and many people fail. However, making small changes can have big impact toward a goal or change.
Changes Don’t Have to be Big to Make a Big Impact
Kate in Portland, Oregon never ate breakfast since she was a child. She just didn’t take time, nor did she miss it, but then she wanted to lose weight and her doctor suggested she eat breakfast. This shocked her because losing weight means giving up foods, or so she thought. He explained that just having a piece of toast in the morning breaks the fasting cycle and the body won’t keep every calorie it gets afterwards. She began eating a piece of toast each morning and was able to drop 20 pounds.
When Jessica in Washington State picked her daughter up from daycare each day, her daughter was so involved in her play that she cried when mom showed up. It made Jessica feel unloved and jealous of the daycare provider. Seeing this, the daycare provider began telling Jessica’s daughter that her mother was coming 15 minutes before the mother got there. It gave the child time to adjust to stopping play in order to get ready to go and she was no longer crying about her mother showing up to get her.
See, it doesn’t have to be a big change, but life-changing results can happen.