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The Power of Micro-Improvements: Small Changes, Big Impact.



Micro-improvements and small changes

I was always an “all or nothing” kind of person. 


Go big or go home, right?


 Do hard things. 


Growth doesn’t happen without hard work. 


The problem is, all or nothing … can often lead to, well....nothing. While I am all about making big changes, when the tasks are overwhelming or simply require  too much work and effort, we tend to not make any changes at all.


In today's fast-moving world, we're often impressed  by big changes and overnight success, sometimes missing out on the quiet yet impactful strength of small improvements. Truth is, minor adjustments, while small,  can make a real difference, helping us grow and make strides in all parts of our lives, whether it's at home or on the job.


Enter…. “Micro-Improvements”!


Micro-improvements are  changes made in small, manageable increments. Unlike total overhauls that require crazy amounts of  time and effort, micro-improvements focus on making minor changes  that we can easily add to our daily lives without feeling like we are making changes at all. Over time, these changes can lead to new positive  habits and be transformative. Sounds doable right?


Better than that, it actually works!


I have personally implemented the practice of micro improvements in many areas of my life. (Micro-workouts, for example,  is something I do that is truly transformational -  more on that and my results in another post!) 


Consistency


Micro-improvements and small changes consistency

The beauty of micro-improvements lies in the consistency. Let’s face it, it is much easier to be consistent when the actions are small and easier to do, versus overwhelmingly difficult. 


By committing to making small changes consistently, you create  powerful momentum. Whether you're aiming to increase exercise, get healthier , learn a new skill, build a business …the key is to focus on making continuous progress, no matter how small the steps may seem. Over time, these small changes compound into bigger results. 


Have you ever heard of the 1% rule?  Sir David John Brailsford, British Cycling coach used this principal of marginal games, in his coaching of the British Cycling teams. The whole principle came from the idea that if you broke down everything you could think of that goes into riding a bike, and then improved it by 1% consistently , you will get a significant increase when you put them all together.  Tiny changes clumped together made remarkable changes.


Examples of Micro-Improvements.


  • Incremental Learning: Instead of overwhelming yourself with large volumes of information, dedicate a few minutes each day to learning something new. Whether it's a new language, a skill, or a piece of knowledge, consistent daily learning will yield significant results over time.

  • Optimizing Workflow in your business: Identify small inefficiencies in your daily workflows and make incremental improvements to streamline processes. This could involve organizing your workspace, implementing time-saving tools, or refining your task management system.  

  • Healthy Habits: Instead of attempting drastic lifestyle changes, focus on making small adjustments to your daily routines. Whether it's drinking an extra glass of water, taking short walks throughout the day, or incorporating more protein into your diet, these micro-habits can have a profound impact on your overall health and well-being.

In today’s world, we often celebrate overnight success . People love instant gratification. It’s important however to  remember the power of small, consistent actions. Micro-improvements are a sustainable approach to personal and professional development, allowing you to make progress at a reasonable pace while gradually building towards your goals. 


So, embrace the journey of continuous improvement, and remember that even the smallest of steps can lead to significant outcomes in the long run.


To your success and outrageous goals. 


Tereza


P.S Just an afterthought I wanted to share . About a year ago, I applied a small change and changed a health habit that completely changed my life. I'm down 23 lbs and full of energy! Small change, huge impact. If you want to learn more about the natural system I used to do this, message me or send me a friend request on Facebook.


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Guest
Apr 11

Absolutely agree! It's easy to get caught up in the allure of big changes, but sometimes it's the small adjustments that lead to lasting growth. Incremental progress adds up over time. Great reminder!

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Guest
Apr 10

Love this article!! So much more attainable when we try to tackle small changes that essentially end up being big changes. Congrats on being down 23 lbs and having more energy!! I've been trying to walk every day for at least 30 minutes, hoping to increase that time since it's getting nicer out by the day.

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Guest
Apr 10

I love the idea of micro-improvements! It is so much easier to start or change a habit if you start small. Thanks for sharing!

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Guest
Apr 10

I totally agree that small steps add up to big results! Thanks for sharing!

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Guest
Apr 10

Micro habits are such a great idea! I read Atomic Habits, but never really implemented anything. You've inspired me!

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