I really enjoy reading James Clear’s emails. A few weeks back, a very simple principle spoke to me: Continuous Improvement. If you get 1% better each day for one year, you'll end up thirty-seven times better by the time you’re done.Yea!! Let that sink in = 37 times better. Insert “What About Bob” movie quote here - “Baby steps”.
This principal hit me again last Sunday, reading a great YouVersion Reading plan called The Book of Mysteries. The plan talks about the Hebrew letter: Yud.It’s the smallest letter, barely more than a dot in size. However, at the very same time this tiny letter begins the greatest and most sacred Hebrew words such as YHVH, The Land of God, The name of Jesus, and more. The devotional goes on to remind us that the greatest works of God begin with the smallest of steps in the right direction.
How do we change? What does this look like in your life? Where is continuous improvement, or the yud principal needed for you? Maybe you are like a friend of mine who I spoke with this week about just taking one small step to make it to a Yoga class. Not 4-5 per week...but just commit to one in the next seven days. Then tackle the following week. Maybe you need to get control of what you eat...make one small change today, remove 1 soda from your daily routine right now. And tomorrow, make another 1% adjustment.
It begins with the smallest of steps in the right direction! God HAS called you according to His purpose - He has given you great gifts and talents. We MUST GROW into His calling for our lives. Growing is done best by small, continuous improvements daily. Take the 1% challenge today. #yud