Some people create a change in their life with a radical move. They quit smoking ‘cold turkey’.
They cut up all their credit cards. They throw out all sugar in their pantry.
While these drastic moves work. Psychologists agree the most definite way to create long-term change is with small, intentional moves that add up over time.
For our conversation on the topic of SUCCESS that looks like making a 1% extra effort in the most important areas of your life.
These small, deliberate and consistent shifts can turn your life around!
If you want a savings account, begin saving a small portion of your weekly income. If you want more sales, increase your amount of sales calls by 1%. If you desire a greater connection with your kids, initiate the relationship by being available 1% more of the time. If you want to finally get into physical shape, get up a few minutes earlier every day and go for a walk.
These 1% extra efforts create success habits that build on each other and produce extraordinary results!
When Southwest airlines began really taking off all other airlines were on the decline. Owner, Herb Kelleher was asked how he turned his airlines into such a great success. His answer was, ‘We didn’t try to be the best at everything in our business. We just focused on working 1% better in every area.’
These small, deliberate, and consistent extra efforts add up.
They build on each other to produce immense results.
You can create more time by applying the 1% extra effort principle. If you got up an hour earlier every day, you will create 15 extra days in a year!
What will you do today to apply the 1% Extra Effort?
Will you save an extra 1%? Read an extra 1%? Study your trade or expertise 1% extra effort? An extra lunch every month with your kids at their school? A love letter sent to your wife the first Monday of every month?… just because it’s Monday!
It’s easy to apply the 1% Extra Effort Philosophy; and when you do, your results may be slower coming, but over time they will show profound results!
To Your Success!
Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.
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