Celebrate Little-by-Little Progress on Cultivate What Matters Day!

Celebrate Little-by-Little Progress on Cultivate What Matters Day!

Did you know that 80% of people give up on their New Year's resolutions by February 15th? 

We get it! You know your goals are good, but there are a lot of factors conspiring against you. You tell yourself you'll dig back in (or get started!) when:

You have more time.
You have control over the rest of your life. 
All of the steps are clear. 

We all love the clean slate of January 1st, but it's also human nature to choose the path of least resistance—and that's to stay the same. 

But not you! Together, we're bucking the statistic. Together, we're celebrating Cultivate What Matters Day! We're celebrating today on our very own holiday because we're NOT giving up. We're believing that little-by-little progress will add up in the end and we think it's important to celebrate along the way.

When you notice and celebrate things (even small things!) you're more likely to do more of them! It's a powerful positive momentum feedback loop that we can use to our advantage.

So today, tell us one goal you have for 2020 and how you've made progress on it so far this year. We'll go first!

Hopefully our example will remind you that perfection is NOT the goal! In fact, it's the enemy of progress. Never give into the lie that you have to make perfect progress to get somewhere really good!

Friend, if you haven't started yet, let today be the day you begin! Take the first step on that one goal that feels too hard or too big (you know the one!). Imagine how good it will feel to get started—to let go of perfection and focus on progress.  

Your three steps for today:

1. Right now, open up your PowerSheets® 
to page 38your 2020 Goals page. Read through your goals again, and ask yourself: what goal have you made the least amount of progress on? Which is the one goal you've been putting off?

2. Have a goal in mind? Revisit your whyremind yourself why that goal matters deeply to you!

3. Choose one action step you can take RIGHT NOW. It should be simple, concrete, and take you five minutes or less! Maybe this looks like booking an appointment, sending an email, requesting a book at the library, or setting up grocery delivery.

Big or small, the most important thing is that you are taking one small step forward on something that matters to you. You're making progress!

Not sure what your next step is? Start with mini goals.
Don't know why you're stuck? Make sure your goal is right for you.
Need some motivation? We've rounded up our best tips and tricks.

Keep the momentum going long after February by joining our community and ordering your PowerSheets if you haven't already. While you're at it, stick with those goals in style and pick up a piece of new Cultivate apparel! Psst: there's free U.S. shipping on orders over $60! No code needed.

We want to hear from you! What little-by-little progress are you celebrating today?
 Tell us below in the comments and we'll choose one cultivator to win our new Galentine's Bundlethree Legacy journals to share with friends!

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Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas is Cultivate What Matters' Content Strategist and Writer. With over a decade at Cultivate, Emily loves helping women uncover what matters, set good goals, and live them out with joy. Her free time is spent with her high-school-sweetheart husband and three young kiddos.

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