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Are you looking to change things? Maybe you are unhappy with the way your life is turning out. Before you start thinking of big time changes to make – new career, move to another country, etc. – I want you to consider making small changes. The reason for this is because many times, small changes can have the biggest results.
Small Changes, Big Results: My Experience
I’ve worn glasses pretty much my entire life. I’ve talked about how when I was younger, my self esteemself esteem took a direct hit because I had to wear glasses. But one small change I made had a tremendous effect on my life: I changed my glasses. (OK, at first I tried to wear contacts, but just couldn’t do it.)
When I was younger, I got to pick out the style of glasses, but since my parents were paying for them, I was limited in my choices. For those of you reading this that don’t wear glasses, frames are EXPENSIVE! Try a few hundred dollars expensive. As a result, I ended up with a pair of glasses that weren’t the “coolest” shall we say.
As I grew older and started to buy my own things, I changed my style of glasses to a pair that actually fit and complimented my face. My self esteem instantly rose. It was like night and day looking in the mirror.
Why Small Changes Work
Small changes work because they don’t require a lot of effort or upfront cost. You can try out many small changes to find one that fits you. Maybe you tend to always wear dark colors. Next time you are out shopping, buy a bright colored shirt. You don’t need to completely change your wardrobe, but buy just one.
When you wear your new shirt, take notice to how you feel in it. If you feel awkward and it isn’t your style, then go back to the drawing board. It is much easier and safer to make a miscalculation and fail when the price is small. Think of your life if you moved across the country and realized it wasn’t working out! Instead, take a trip and see how you like it first.
Big Changes Are Still Needed
Of course, you will still need to make big changes at some point in your life. I am not trying to discourage you from doing that at all. I just want you to consider making small changes too. Many times we forget about the small changes and think that the only answer is hitting the restart button in life. That isn’t the only choice.
(Note: That isn’t me in the picture above. It was the only picture with the style of glasses I wore as a kid and I wanted you to see what
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