begin with a single step

“A journey of a thousand miles must 
begin with a single step.”

Chinese Proverb

Sometimes change seems impossible…like a journey of a thousand miles.  We have to take the first step.  Sometimes it only takes a small single step.  What would happen if we decided to change our circumstances and take a small single step in a different direction?

What if we made a very small change in our behavior?  How about one degree?  One degree out of 360 degrees.

Let’s look at the impact of a journey around the world and only changing our course by one degree.  One degree seems very insignificant and after a short distance is hard to see any change at all.

Change your course by 1 degree and go around the world.  Where will you be when you return from your journey?

The Earth’s circumference is about 24,900 miles.  Below are the distances after 1,10 and 24,900 miles.

1 mile: 15 feet or 5 yards

10 miles: 150 feet or 50 yards

24,900 miles: 70 miles

After a journey around the world and changing 1 degree, upon our return we would 70 miles off course.

A small insignificant change in the beginning over a long journey will lead you to a whole different place

What journey should you begin today?

What small change should you make today?