It is much easier for most of us to keep our balance on a flat surface than on a slope but we don’t get to climb that way. Today I am not writing about fear of falling physically but about the need to be aware of the slippery slopes that we may encounter when we are trying to make positive changes via small steps along upward slopes.
I know that many of my readers are entrepreneurs, for whom slopes, both up and down, are almost the norm. However, unless we are on a plateau, which is rarely desirable for any length of time, most of us, entrepreneurs or not, are on slopes one way or another, particularly those of us who are developing – or changing – some aspect of our lives.
A major problem can arise when we decide to do “more of” in one area of life because, given that we all have the same 24 hours in a day, doing more usually involves doing less of something else. That in itself involves a balancing act. The more shallow the slope – and so the smaller the change – the less likely it is that we will even consider the effect of the “less” as we glory in the positive aspects of the “more.” However, small positive changes often become incremental – both the “more of” and the “less of.”
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