Sometimes it all seems like too much. The enormous change you need to make seem simply overwhelming. The road is too long, too steep, too rocky. You sometimes feel like you will never make it.

You can sabotage your journey with that kind of thinking, because it is not the case at all. You are not making the whole trip today. Baby-step-by-baby-step is the way you go.

Becoming successful doesn’t require you to become totally a new person overnight. It does ask you to begin somewhere, anywhere, and do what you can. Whatever you can do is just what you should be doing right now. If that means reading a book and being inspired, or learning a new skill in your business …it’s a start, a beginning step down the road.

Even monumental change is often a gradual occurrence. You don’t see how great the change has been until you walked the road for a while. Then, looking back, you see how far you have come. You must not expect too much too quickly.

Remember this journey is not overwhelming. It is your expectations that are.

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

  1. Jen

    01. Oct, 2009

    I like this, a good reminder just to start or keep moving, it’s so true that we are often out own worst enemy.

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  2. Lolly Daskal

    01. Oct, 2009

    Thanks Jen,
    We all need daily reminders. If we are going to keep on track.
    Loved your comment. Circle back soon.

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    01. Oct, 2009

    Like the old saying: “Rome was not built in one day”. It has to begin somewhere, step by step.

    It’s all about mindset. Think positively and set a few targets for yourself everyday. I make it a point to list down all the tasks I plan to do on my whiteboard before I work on my projects. Otherwise, I would do a few things here and there and never complete one full task at all–and thats not what I want.


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