You can’t change your entire life.

You can only change your next action.

You can’t change a relationship with a loved one.

You can only change your next interaction.

You can’t change your entire job.

You can only change your next task.

You can’t change your body composition.

You can only change your next meal.

You can’t change your fitness level.

You can only start moving.

You can’t declutter your entire life.

You can only choose to get rid of one thing, right now.

You can’t eliminate your entire debt.

You can only make one payment, or buy one less unnecessary item.

You can’t change the past, or control the future.

You can only change what you’re doing right now.

You can’t change everything.

You can only change one, small thing.

And that’s all it takes.

Little by little I’m learning new truths that I just can’t ignore.

Leo Babauta writes at Zen Habits

  1. Donna says:

    Thank  you.  I needed this today.

  2. Jen says:

    I found your site from twitter, and your words definitely uplift me.  God bless you.  No one can change the past.  We are living in the NOW.  What we do now will effect our future.  

  3. Starr Kania says:

    Gosh after reading this it def puts things in perspective! Ty…

  4. Youshell Williams says:

    Yes! So true! “You can only change one small thing, and that’s all it takes!” I totally love your words of wisdom Soul Seeds! :-)

  5. Ssalo says:

    Wonderful post. Thank u so much!

  6. Andrew Maccormick s. says:

    Thanks so much , I needed this message today.

  7. Shereen says:

    Awesome thanks , I really needed this message