What is the degree of difference or the degree of sameness that you are introducing into your daily ordinary life today?
Allow me to explain.
Are you 100% happy with the bigger picture of your life in this present moment? Could your future do with some improvement?
- Drive to work or school or the grocery store using a different route today.
- Do something this week that you’ve never, ever done before.
- Eat something you have never eaten before.
And the less that percentage of life-perfection is, the bigger the gap between what is and what you want, the more changes you should make to your daily routine.
We create our future every day by the choices we make. And by this I don’t just mean the big ones, the person you decide to marry, the job you decide to take (or not).
We create our future by our choices and the more we make the same hundreds of choices over and over again, from the way we brush our teeth to the food we eat for breakfast, the more we create a future of sameness over and over again.
So, if you want to create a future that is hugely different from the present reality, you have to make huge changes in even the little things you do out of habit every day.
You have to create the greatest degree of difference you can, in every inane, small way you can.
- Go to a yoga or spinning class if you’ve never been.
- Take a photography class.
- Visit a different coffee shop.
- Choose an Americano instead of a Cappuccino.
Start following your impulses even if they make no sense whatsoever. It doesn’t matter so much what you do differently, as that you do differently.
You have to consciously choose to introduce the biggest possible degree of difference in your life, and as if by magic, changing the small stuff, like the way or place you eat lunch or the side you part your hair, or where you walk your dog will start shifting you and lead you off into a different future.
Don’t wait for the big changes, start changing the smallest things today, especially the ones you think will make no difference whatsoever!
Because together they add to the sum total of the degree of difference in your day, and that my friends, is what creates the degree of difference in your future.
Inversely, the degree of sameness in your day will create the degree of sameness in your future.