I am currently listening to a Tony Robbins podcast and he speaks about the importance of CNI in becoming successful in anything we do. Whether it’s career, an exercise regime, losing weight, having good relationships – it doesn’t matter what area of life you are working on.
CNI (sounds like Kanai) stands for Constant Neverending Improvement. This means constantly doing something everyday towards your goal.
The steps can be tiny incremental steps but each day in order to succeed in our goals we should be making some improvement.
He also says that If you decide – “okay, I’m going to improve my fitness and that’s what I will focus on” – that other things you are working on will fall by the wayside so you should be making small improving steps in all areas of your life.
What I have noticed is that if you do something small every day you will see and feel the success each time.
If you love chocolate but you know that eating a chocolate every day is not helping your health goals then start off by eating half a chocolate or only having it once every two days for a week or two and then increase the size of the goal by only having it every three days (for example). If you decide to stop chocolates forever, two weeks later after having suffered immense stress (and a possible nervous breakdown – only kidding) every time you go shopping and forcing yourself to “have willpower” you will land up binging on chocolates and then giving up completely. If you take it one step at a time every day your chances of success are greatly improved.
Consistency is a huge key in succeeding with your goals.
Tony (excuse me using his first name as if I know him personally haha), tells a story of a someone he knows who runs marathons. This guy started off his running by jogging from his gate to the nearest street light which was about 20 meters away and that’s all he could manage. Each day he increased his own goal. That’s how it works.
What are your thoughts on this?
Take it one step at a time this week and have lots of little successes.