On Making the Least Change
for the Greatest Effect
Approximately a 5 minute read
In our make-it-happen story of rugged, heroic individualism, "goal achievement" means grunting and sweating, burning the candle at both ends, making herculean efforts.
Not only is this approach unsustainable, but also it keeps us in battle mode. It fits the story of a culture in which drama and conflict are a way of life.
To sustain positive change toward a gentler, more life-affirming story, we can use small, consistent habits, adding up over time to something significant — the same way that silent, imperceptible growth develops a seedling to a sapling, a tree, and finally a towering forest giant.