Success doesn’t happen all at once. It’s a series of small changes and consistent actions that help you build your goals into your life. Sometimes, the changes are so small that you don’t even notice them until you step back. Two years ago, I was eating a lot of take-out food and TV dinners because I didn’t have access to my stove. I know it was affecting my health, but I didn’t know how much until I stopped. I gradually reduced my salt intake, worked in healthier meal options to replace the frozen dinners, and I limited my take-out to once per quarter. After a while, I found that I wasn’t even getting the take-out that often. For new year this year, I ordered dinner from a chicken place I used to eat at all the time. When I went there regularly, I used to think the chicken fingers were sort of bland, and I was always putting more salt on them. When I ordered it this time, I found I couldn’t finish it in one sitting because the food was just too salty. I wasn’t used to it anymore. That’s what happens with goals when you build your action steps into a habit. In the beginning, it feels like a hassle, but over time it becomes a way of life. You won’t realize how much has changed until you stop and look–but wow, will you be impressed with yourself!