Nothing we do exists within a vacuum.
It all bleeds over.
It all adds up.
So when we make fun of ourselves for creating small, positive changes in our life, we do ourselves a disservice.
Those little positive efforts slowly but surely build momentum and change our mindset.
They change what we expect from ourselves, and what we’ll accept in our life.
And boy, have I got an easy one for you today.
Did you know: When faced with the options to take the stairs or an escalator, only 2% of people will choose the stairs. –source
That’s crazy, but not surprising.
By doing a simple thing like taking the stairs, you launch yourself into the top 2%.
With that simple action, you’re in rarified air.
Those little actions add up throughout the week.
And all of a sudden your health, your fitness, your energy, it all starts to trend towards the best version of yourself.
Now, I know how cheesy, the example of “take the stairs” is, believe me.
But clichés are clichés for a reason.
If you need to read it phrased with a little less fluff, here’s how I look at it:
“One day I may need that escalator.
And I’ll be grateful it’s there.
But that day isn’t today.”
Don’t discount those little actions.
Stop convincing yourself that it’s going to take one big, heroic effort.
What it takes is turning off auto pilot, and realizing that you are or aren’t that person.
That you are or aren’t pursuing the best version of yourself.
It won’t happen all at once, but it requires intent.
And it can all start with taking the stairs.