Start big changes in your life today!
The image of an avalanche is powerful: a swirling mass of snow and rocks hurtling down a mountain at breathtaking speed, destroying everything in its path. One of the most destructive forces in nature – is that really what I want to use as an analogy for your life? Yes, but not necessarily the bit about the destruction. I want to focus on the fact that avalanches are powerful, and you never quite know when one is going to be triggered.
It takes only a step in a certain direction when the conditions are right in order to start movement in the snowpack. This movement can dislodge a chunk of snow, which causes a cascading effect as it creates movement in other areas of the snowpack, eventually unleashing an incredibly powerful series interactions resulting in tons of snow moving at speeds of up to 80 miles an hour in less than 5 seconds.
My point is this: Small actions can create amazing momentum.
You honestly don’t know how much impact you will have in the world if you don’t take a first step. The changes that you want to see in your life will never happen without a first step in the right direction. It can be small, it can be tentative, it can be something that you think can’t possibly change anything. However, you don’t know where things will go from there. Those who sit on the sidelines of life, and observe others doing what they’ve always wished they could do, will never be happy or fulfilled.
Today I am starting my blog. This is my first step toward a different life. I have a vision for creating a community of people around the world who encourage each other to take steps to bring about positive change in their own life, and the lives of others. This community will be a collection of ‘normal people’ who may have felt like they want to be a part of something bigger. This community will be a place where they can celebrate their small successes and know that their efforts are helping to start an avalanche of change, where individuals from around the world can work together to make a positive difference in each other’s lives.
Care to join me? Share a small step to success that you have taken, and let it encourage someone else to start their own avalanche…we’ll see how far it goes!