Walk to the next bus stop instead of the closest one and in one year you may add 150 miles to your exercise plan. Try saying I love you at the end of every phone conversation with the one you love; take a breath before reacting to small annoyances; keeping your change in jar at home or do the triple tithe a 10th to the lord, a 10th to savings and a 10th for you.
You can try doing one fun thing for yourself a week or add at least an hour for friends or a hobby- small changes; what about asking more and assuming less; think before you speak; get enough sleep tonight; phone home; send a real note instead of an email to thank someone; eat popcorn instead of chips or nuts instead of cookies for snacks; switch to decaf anything; try three minuets of stretching in the morning or three minuets of prayer, or three minutes of just being grateful, looking for things to be thankful about before beginning your regular routine or just three minutes praising God for who God is…it will make a difference in your day– one small change per month could add up to a big lifestyle change for you!
A small change eases you into new things. It doesn’t require a massive amount of money, drastic change of the schedule or a radical lifestyle change. It is a one step at a time promise of sustained success. And with one small success you’ll work for more. Think of it as the steady progress of the tortoise that eventually wins the race with the rabbit.
When Jesus called the sons of Zebedee away from their fishing business…he said come, I’ll make you fishers of men. They already knew how to fish but with just one small change they would be going after different game. It begins by refining who you already are or what you are already doing. Here is how you improve on the product not just looking for the new method, new vehicle or destination to make a change.