Have you heard of THE LAW OF ACCUMULATION?
I’m sure you’ll have heard the quote: “Enjoy the little things because one day you’ll look back and realise they were the big things”
I’ve got a little sign that I pass everyday as my reminder to myself, but I interpreted it as meaning enjoy the beauty of everything – the sun, the flowers, spending time with my granddaughters and family etc. However, listening to this YouTube clip by Brian Tracy, I realise that it has even greater meaning and importance in our lives and that if we focus our attention on taking lots of small positive actions everyday, there is a snowball effect and those tiny actions suddenly start to join together and the momentum increases. At first, the actions seem ‘little and insignificant’ but those tiny steps will become giant leaps.
This principle works both ways. If we’re spending time taking positive actions in life, our lives will experience more positivity but if we’re standing still or focussing on the negative aspects of our lives, we’ll start to accumulate more negativity – and that builds momentum too.
I started a 90 Day Change A Habit Challenge for myself a few weeks ago and I opened it out to see if others wanted to join me in the challenge. I didn’t think about it when I started the challenge, but when I watched Brian’s video this morning, I realised that this is the principle that we’re using in our 90 day changing habit challenge.
The challenge is about taking small steps every day for a minimum of 90 days, in order to re-programme our minds to accept a new habit as a normal part of our lives.
I’m 30 days into my challenge now, which is to improve my fitness habit by exercising every day for a minimum of 5 minutes and I’m really starting to feel the benefit and the momentum within me is growing.
It’s no longer an effort to complete the daily challenge, I look forward to succeeding each day.
Now some people may laugh and say “5 minutes – what difference will that make?”
Well the benefits for me are definitely accumulating and building momentum. I’m feeling more energetic and I no longer dread exercising. It’s really changing how I think about exercise. I used to start out all guns blazing when I’d go on an exercise kick. I’d go to the gym every day and use weights that were too heavy and by the end of a couple of weeks, I’d be in so much pain that I’d give up.
Starting small has enabled me to build my strength slowly and more often than not, I do at least 20 minutes once I start, because I enjoy it, without feeling under any pressure.
Others who’ve joined me so far in the 90 day challenge are also noticing the accumulation of the benefits of just taking small steps every day in their challenges. I can hear and see what a difference it’s making to their lives too.
Yes, the Law of Accumulation principle is definitely a principle that works and by taking small positive steps in all areas of our lives, we can really build positive momentum. Brian explains this in more detail in his YouTube video – have a listen and see how you can apply the principles to the different areas of your life.
Have a think about which areas of your life are going well and which aren’t – you’ll probably notice that you’ve applied the principle without even realising it to the areas that are going well and you’ll be able to improve the areas that aren’t going well by starting to apply this principle.
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You may also be interested in joining in the Brilliance Within 90 Day Changing Habits Challenge. If you are, leave me a comment and I’ll add you into the group. I’ve got a Facebook Group where we’re supporting and encouraging each other to keep going for the 90 days and being part of the challenge group is also really helping us to build momentum.
I’d love to hear what you think about Brian Tracy and/or the Law of Accumulation.. so have a listen and leave me a comment to tell me what you think and whether you’ve used this law in areas of your life.. Thank you!