Below is my list of reasons of why baby steps are so helpful:
~Baby steps are a great way to start on that goal that has you intimidated;
~Baby steps are small—usually taking 15 minutes or less—so they can fit into the little pockets of time you have throughout your day, such as waiting in a long line at the grocery store, while your kids are at practice, and waiting for that friend who’s always late for your coffee get togethers;
~Baby steps are a great way to fly under the radar of your natural resistance to change;
~Baby steps are less stressful than taking larger steps;
~Baby steps allow you to keep making progress when your work schedule or family responsibilities—or both!—leave you very little time;
~Baby steps are a great way to build momentum—momentum that you can use to slingshot yourself into those tougher projects or larger steps;
~Baby steps are a great way to test out an idea or a new skill;
~Baby steps are a quick way to increase your self confidence and self esteem;
~Baby steps set up a positive feedback loop because they give you an accomplishment and sense of achievement right away;
~With baby steps, it’s easier to tweak things when you need to change something;
~Baby steps don’t require you to ramp up your energy and enthusiasm so they’re perfect antidote to a long day at work—especially if it’s also been a grueling day.
What’s your favorite reason for taking baby steps? Do you have one that isn’t listed here? If so, feel free to share it with us in the comments below. Thanks!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,