Written for the Daily Prompt.
You need to make a major change in your life. Do you make it all at once, cold turkey style, or incrementally?
The picture above probably has you assuming that I make all of my changes in one fell swoop. “Go big or go home!” That isn’t the case, though. Incremental change is what I like where most things are concerned, but it really does depend on what it is I’m tackling. As excited as I get about things and want to go “all in,” I find that I’m just not brave enough to do that, usually. I like change… but only when I know my desired outcome is going to be achieved.
On the other hand, I never really get the dramatic results I want when I change things bit by bit. This would make sense, right? Why would I expect to lose 20lbs in 2-3 months if I’m only exercising 30 minutes a day (compared to 2-3 times a week) and eating cleaner (when I didn’t eat horrible to begin with)? Well, I wouldn’t expect that… but that’s besides the point. What matters is that you need to change big things to see big results.
I should just tell Fear to fuck off.
Afterall, no one jumps a 20 foot chasm in two 10 foot jumps.