Wow! This has definitely been a tumultuous year in the dairy industry, following the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact. However, if you are reading this, you’ve survived it, and that’s fabulous, but what’s next?

What new items, if you achieved them, would substantially push you forward? What would represent a major breakthrough for your Business, your Team or your Family?

You don’t need to be Superman to get this done. Even Muhammad Ali, one of the best boxing legends of all time, had limitations, but that didn’t hold him back. His limitations became obvious when he was flying somewhere in the world, and the flight attendant kindly asked him to put his seat belt on.

Ali, never one who was short of witty responses stated, “Superman don’t need no seat belt.” To which the flight attendant replied, “Yeah. Well, Superman don’t need no plane either…”

My point? As you approach these new areas & challenges, think it through and start small. Lay out your game plan, and then start with small steps. So, what if you stumble? It’s no different than learning to walk. If a baby falls while walking, we don’t put that child back in their crib and say, “That does it. You blew it. No more walking for you. We’re not trying that again!”

Of course not. We encourage them to try it again and again until the child gets it right and can walk on his or her own. And, then we celebrate that achievement, too. Yes!

Likewise, when you’re lifting weights, you wouldn’t start with 120 pounds. No, you’d start small and build you way up to that 120 pounds level. You wouldn’t train for a marathon by running 26 miles on day one. You’d work up to that by race day.

You need to clearly define your objective, your goal. Then, you outline the small steps that will help take you there. What do you want to pursue this year, as you move forward? Only you know the answer to that question. Take your time, take small steps, as needed, and move closer to your dreams. This was best summarized by author Kendra Adachi in her book The Lazy Genius: Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn’t, and Get Stuff Done. She states:

“When you start big, you give up before you even begin, but the smaller the step, the more likely you’ll do it. The more you do it, the more you’ll keep doing it, making it a meaningful part of your daily rhythm which is the point. Embrace the power of small steps. They matter, they count, and they’re the best way to create habits around what actually matters to you.”

Best wishes with your success plan. If I can assist you in any way, please let me know at john@success-strategies.com or 209-988-8960.

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