Learning to make tiny decisions everyday towards personal goals

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Hi friends, how are you doing? I would like to know something? Is there anything specific that you do each day to get you from where you are to where you would like to be? I will be honest with you and say I never really thought about it. I have a list of goals/dreams but I never had any specific steps that I would take each day towards making them a realization. It was this quote by The Minimalists. that inspired me to think deeper about my goals in order to take the small actionable steps that will eventually lead me to where I want to be:

What tiny decisions will you make today – not tomorrow, not next week, not next year, but today – that will sculpt your extraordinary life?

– The Minimalists

After seeing this quote my goals suddenly didn’t look so crazy anymore they actually seemed doable. For some reason it really motivated me to revise my list into shorter, simpler and more intentional steps I could take that were realistic enough for me to do each day. I wasn’t sure about whether to share them in this post, but I think I will.

The 10 steps:

1. Practice gratitude a lot everyday.

2. Learning to be sustainable in most areas of my life.

3. Incorporating minimalism in all areas of my life (best decision ever).

4. Read at least one chapter of a book each day (I really love and enjoy reading).

5. Practice my favorite language each day. I use the app Duo lingo and 1 lesson can literally take less than 10 minutes (which is a small sacrifice to make each day).

6. Learning to be kind in tough situations.

7. Swim more. Stretch more. 

8. Spend less/save more.

9. Asking (and learning from) my favorite writers and bloggers for tips and advice about how they turned their hobby into a business. 

10. Talking to and trusting God more.

If you feel open enough to share any small steps you take each day towards your goals, please feel free to share in the comments. Your thoughts are always welcome here. Thank you for reading and see you in my next post.

26 thoughts on “Learning to make tiny decisions everyday towards personal goals

  1. Hi. 🙂 I used to keep personal progress notebooks. One of the best things I did, though short-lived, was to compress goals down to three and do just ONE Thing each day toward each of the three goals. I would write down what I did, and that kept me focused for a while. Enjoy the day!

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    1. I used to do something like that as well but it felt like i was doing a chore so I decided to incorporate little things in my daily routine that now feel like part of my regular day (the chore feel9ng is no longer there) Enjoy your day as well and thanks for sharing ❤️

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  2. Saving that quote!! This so the first post of yours that I have read and it fits so perfectly into my current mindset. I have so many wants and future goals. It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by it all. That’s why I’m trying out the bullet journal. Break down what I need for self-care and health into small attainable steps.

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    1. Hello 😃 thanks so much for reading and relating to my post! I’ve heard about bullet journals but I have never tried using one, seems like it’s very helpful in organizing things. I plan on looking into it as well but I also love using the notes app. Thanks for sharing ❤️

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  3. I have actually thought about this but I’m not quite sure how I got to it. I’m not sure who said what but I realized one day that a goal can always be reverse engineered into smaller less daunting tasks. For me I enjoy reading a lot too, I read every day (books for pleasure), I also audiobook to and from work 5 days a week and these books are always personal growth books, I spend time writing or editing my previous writings every day, I also post on WordPress every day and I’m implementing instagram very soon. I have a lot of budget goals as well and that means 6 out of 7 days of the week I don’t spend money. Of course there are definitely exceptions, I’m for sure not perfect but I try.

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    1. Wow I love that idea of listening to audiobooks, I’ve never tried listening to one. I think I might just incorporate them into my routine as well..I also enjoy Podcasts because of how informative and inspiring they are…and I admire how you post everyday on WordPress. At the moment I can only manage 1 post per week. Thanks for all the info in your comment, I’m definitely learning a lot ❤️

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  4. This is a great list – we seem to share similar values. Gratitude is something I practice daily, but my other goals and aspirations (like minimalism and reducing plastic consumption) tend to have more vague timescales, I might try setting some more daily practices. Definitely something for me to ponder, thanks for sharing.

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