Self-Sabotage Starts With Making Big Assumptions

Every one of us has big ideas, dreams and goals we want to pursue. We often get it into our heads that unless our plans to pursue these dreams are complicated, they won’t be successful. But sometimes, we make our lives — at work and at home — so complex and burdensome that instead of acting, we do nothing. Our grand intentions and big ideas feel like too much work. They’ll take too much time and require too much energy.

Instead of sabotaging yourself by thinking so big, or having such grand intentions, start small, stay small and act consistently. Small, consistent actions can lead to big, high-impact results over time.

Oscar Wilde once said, “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” Consider this approach as an act of self-kindness. Instead of becoming paralyzed by the pressure of grand schemes, give yourself the gift of small actions that will bring your dreams to life.