When we take on goals to improve aspects of our lives, we seem to focus on the big milestones. People who want to improve their marriages focus on the marriage conferences, date nights, and other big events. People wanting to improve their relationships with their kids often spend their efforts on the vacations. When working on leadership, leaders focus on the big events, like recognition parties.
These activities are great; however, it’s the everyday things that mean more and eventually have the bigger impact. How you come home at night and greet your spouse means more than a special weekend every once and awhile. Family meals, reading books nightly, or tossing a ball in the backyard every night will improve a relationship with a child more than a vacation to Disney World. And while recognition parties are a great way to celebrate milestones, how you respond to issues and daily successes are what help you reach those milestones.
If you are working towards a goal, remember the momentum of the little things will help you obtain the bigger milestones of your goal.
Jana Axline is president and leadership coach at Axline Solutions and author of Becoming You. Through her leadership musings she inspires audiences to grow as leaders and ultimately achieve who they were created to be. For more information visit Axline Solutions.