Dreaming big is inspiring. Invigorating. Motivation. So much good can come from building a vision greater than your present world. But in the end it’s the small actions we take day in and day out that combine to form our reality.

It’s the small things that end up making the greatest difference.

In this month’s featured¬†Motivation Checklist, we turn away from the big ideas and focus instead on the micro-moves that will lead help you create a more exciting, fulfilling life. Grab a pen and paper or open a blank note on your computer and record your answers to the following questions…

Your Identity: What one small thing could you do to change or improve your character or personality? Would you like to be a bit more outgoing? Patient? Accepting? When you have it in mind, what step can you take within the next three to five days to put it into action?

Your Health: What one small thing could you do to change or improve your health? Is there particular food you should do without? An extra day of exercise you could throw in the routine? Perhaps you need to schedule an appointment with your doctor for a checkup? Write down your next-up health goal along with the action you’ll take.

Your Career: What one small thing could you do to change or improve your career? Is there a project you’d love to get your hands on? Do you need to complete one that is already in the works? Whatever it is, write it down and match it with a specific action you can take within a few days to make it happen.

Your Finances: What one small thing could you do to change or improve your finances? Do you need to balance your checkbook? Schedule a meeting with a financial planner? Create or edit your monthly budget? When you’ve chosen the direction in which you want to head, write down the first step you’ll take to put the plan into action.

Your Relationships: What one small thing could you do to change or improve your relationships? Is there a friend or family member you’ve been meaning to call but haven’t? Someone close to you that needs more of your time and attention? A letter to write that would make someone’s day? Add it to your goals and your next-up list is ready for action!

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