Infinitesimal Improvements

January 18th, 2010   •   3 comments   •   Author: Walter Lim   

Courtesy of “Shanty” Cheryl

As we start a fresh new week, I thought its useful to consider for a moment how we can do things differently. It doesn’t have to be a huge paradigm shifting, game changing milestone, but just a smallish innovation that defies conventional wisdom. And nope, these aren’t New Year resolutions or anything as noble as that. However, they can apply equally at work, at home, at school, at church, or anywhere else.

The idea behind this is to gradually improve in baby steps which are less daunting than taking a huge leap into the unknown. They can be as small as replacing an unhealthy breakfast item (say fried bacon) with a healthy one (say a slice of guava), or perhaps slightly larger – like reading at least 15 minutes to half an hour every day. Doing something small and easy allows one to pick the low hanging fruits, boosting one’s morale and equipping one towards larger and bolder pursuits in life.

For me, I’m going to try to blog at least once every other day, no matter how tired, busy or lazy I feel. Writing gets better the more you do it, and the only way to open that tap is to just keep turning it.

If the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak, forget about moving the world. Instead, begin by moving that itsy bitsy little obstacle in your life first.

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  1. posted on Jan 18, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    All I want to do is to replace sugary drinks and to drink 1.5 litres of water everyday!

    All the best to your goal to write more!

  2. posted on Jan 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Hey, I really like your baby step philosophy! I guess one challenge is to sustain these baby steps.

    Looking forward to reading your posts 🙂

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