So you’ve decided to start a fitness program. You’re going to get back in shape and become healthy. That’s great! But then you realize that it’s hard to know where to start. There are so many different types of workouts and programs out there, how do you choose just one? It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices, but if you’re looking for something simple and effective that will help you reach your goals, try starting small. Small beginnings are often underestimated as being unimportant or insignificant when compared with large goals, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, small beginnings can be extremely helpful because they allow us to grow more steadily towards achieving larger goals without feeling overwhelmed by them at first glance:
It’s true that big leaps are often more exciting, and for good reason. The thought of accomplishing something huge can be so enticing that it feels like the only way to make progress. But there’s a lot to be said for small beginnings: they’re more achievable, they’re easier to keep consistent with over time, they give you a way to measure your small successes, and they allow you to feel accomplished even when your large goals aren’t coming along as quickly as hoped.
It’s also important to consider why small goals might be helpful in the first place.
- They’re easier to achieve. Small goals are generally more achievable than they seem, and they can be done quickly. As a result, it’s easy to feel accomplished after you’ve finished one—and that feeling can help you stay motivated throughout your journey.
- They’re more likely to be achieved. When you set out on something big, there’s always room for doubt and uncertainty in your mind about whether or not you’ll make it all the way through successfully—especially if previous attempts have been unsuccessful! On the other hand, with small goals, there are far fewer unknowns at play; you know exactly where each step will lead and how long it will take (which means no surprises). This makes achieving those small steps much less stressful overall–and ultimately leads us back into our next point…
- Small goals are easier to achieve.
- Small goals are easier to measure and monitor.
- Big goals can feel overwhelming and make you feel like you’re never going to get there, but small ones help you keep your head in the game.
- Celebrating your successes is important—and it’s much easier when your goal is attainable!
- You can share your small goals with others who might be able to help you reach them (or cheer you on).
Once you start making progress, you’ll find that it’s easier to keep going. Small wins can help you feel good about your progress and stay motivated. They can also help you stay focused on your goal and keep going when things get tough.
When your goals are too big, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and give up. If you’re trying to do everything at once, how can you know if what you’re doing is working? And if it isn’t working, where do you start? The bigger the goal, the fewer possible ways there are for achieving it — so if something doesn’t work the way you planned (or doesn’t work at all), it can be hard to figure out what went wrong.
To get started on a goal that seems impossible without breaking down into a million tiny steps and seeing how far each one gets me closer.
Smaller goals are easier to achieve because they’re more concrete. When you set out to lose 20 pounds, you have to think about what that means in terms of your daily routine: What food will I eat? How much physical activity will I get? What portion sizes should I be eating? With smaller goals, the details don’t matter as much. Instead of worrying about the specific number on the scale or how many calories you consume during the day, simply focus on making healthier meals and moving around more often.
Smaller goals are also more achievable because they’re more specific—in our example above, instead of saying “I want to lose 20 pounds,” try thinking about how many pounds you want to lose each week or each month (or whatever unit of time works best). More specifically-worded goals make it easier for us humans who tend toward imprecision and vagueness when setting long-term objectives; by being precise with what we want and why we want it (more on this later), we’ll be able to work toward those aims with greater confidence rather than vagueness or uncertainty.
A third benefit of starting small is that small steps can lead up toward bigger ones later on—you may find that once those little lifestyle changes become habitual habits (and thus harder things like eating healthy foods becomes second nature), it becomes easier for yourself set higher aspirations over time without feeling overwhelmed by them all at once! Lastly but not leastly: Smaller goals are usually more realistic than larger ones anyway; if someone told me they wanted nothing less than world domination within five years’ time then I would laugh at them because no one has ever done something like this (except maybe Alexander The Great).
Small goals are easier to achieve.
Small goals can build up to achieve large goals.
Small goals are more achievable, so you’ll feel more confident and motivated to keep going.
Small goals are more achievable, so you’ll feel less overwhelmed.
We’ve covered a lot of different reasons that starting small is the best way to go. The good news is that you don’t have to do this alone—you can reach out for support from friends, family members and other people who are doing what you want to do! And if all else fails, remember: failure is still progress.