Sometimes it can feel like you’re so far away from accomplishing your goals. It’s easy to get overwhelmed at the thought of just how much you have to do in order to achieve them.
Achieving goals isn’t usually about huge accomplishments, it’s about the small steps you take each day that help you get there.
What if I told you that all of the tasks that you do on a daily basis help you create a path that allows you to have the life you desire?
Not only that, but I’ve developed a system to help you tackle each of those daily tasks, without feeling overwhelmed.
What is T.A.D.?
As you may have guessed by the title, T.A.D. is an easy-to-remember acronym I coined that stands for “Tiny Actions Daily”.
No matter how many creative ideas you have, or brilliant business concepts you’ve come up with, success really comes down to what your day-to-day looks like.
Yes, it helps to think outside the box and be creative, but without discipline, your ideas will be just that – ideas. To help bring these ideas to life, you need to take actionable steps on a daily basis to take your dreams into reality.
Ideas are inspiring, but they can also be overwhelming, practicing T.A.D. allows you to experience a small amount of success every day. This really adds up over time!
This practice helped me create the life I have now, and I’m going to show you how to do it.
Try This Exercise
When you think about your weekly, monthly, and yearly goals, what smaller steps do you need to take in order to achieve them?
If you wake up in the morning thinking “what do I want to accomplish today?”, this exercise is for you.
- Before bed each night, pick five things that you want to accomplish the next day. Make sure these are tiny actions that are actually doable. Write them down in a dedicated T.A.D. journal.
- When you wake up in the morning, read the list to remind yourself what your five tiny actions are that day.
- As you complete each action, check them off your list.
- Repeat each day.
Seems simple enough right?
The Benefits of T.A.D.
The benefits of practicing T.A.D. are only limited by your imagination. If this practice helps you reach your biggest goals, then the sky’s the limit!
Besides achieving your goals, completing small actions each day helps you to feel more confident, efficient, and productive overall.
You know the feeling of crossing something off of your to-do list. That sweet sense of satisfaction is partially thanks to an increase in dopamine and oxytocin in your brain, aka feel-good hormones.
Now imagine feeling that five times a day, every day. That’s a lot of feel-good hormones!
When you get in the habit of T.A.D., you feel accomplished at the end of the day, instead of ashamed or annoyed that you didn’t get everything done that you wanted to.
This helps build a sense of momentum that ripples out into every area of your life. Not only that – it’s contagious! You might find that the people around you, your friends, coworkers, or employees, and family are all able to get in on the momentum you’ve built through T.A.D.
Each Action Adds Up
T.A.D. helps you make the most of every day, and allows you to remember your purpose. Each action you take adds up and helps keep you aligned with that purpose.
Still not convinced?
Let’s break it down this way: Say you start practicing T.A.D. tomorrow, and continue doing it every day for a year. In one year, that adds up to over 1,800 actions or steps that you’ve taken towards your goal. That’s a lot of progress!
When you write these down in your T.A.D. journal, it allows you to see not only how far you’ve come, but just how many actions you’ve accomplished over the last year.
This measurable progress is motivating in of itself and inspires you to keep going on the path you’ve laid out for yourself.
Before you know it, your goals will be in reach. Soon you’ll not only be crossing tiny actions off your list but accomplishing big goals that help you live the life you’ve always wanted.
So why not try tomorrow? Start practicing T.A.D. for a week, then a month, and see just how much your life will change.