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Small Steps, Big Impact?

Updated: Jun 7

“Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind. You have been created in order to make a difference. You have within the power to change the world” –Andy Andrew

Doesn't this powerful quote remind you of the ripple effect or the butterfly effect?

The Ripple Effect theory, coined by George Kelling, suggests that a single action or event can have ongoing and progressive consequences. For instance, when a stone is thrown into undisturbed water, it creates multiple continuous rings. This concept is often applied in macroeconomics.

The Butterfly Effect, formulated by renowned American meteorologist Edward N. Lorenz, highlights the idea that small changes can have momentous effects. In his talk titled "Does the flap of a Butterfly's Wings in Brazil set off a Tornado in Texas?" Lorenz discussed how one event can influence two other events, emphasizing that the title should not be taken literally as providing an answer. However, the metaphor is now widely used in diverse contexts outside the field of science. Lorenz stressed that a single butterfly's flap of wings can potentially impact larger events in the future, such as a tornado in Texas, which may disrupt the environment. The core concept behind this theory is that a small event can be the cause of a significant occurrence or bring about change.

Let's imagine a scenario involving a person named Jonathan, who works as a banker but is unhappy with his profession. He discovers that his best friend has developed a time travel machine. Jonathan decides to travel back in time to the moment he made the decision to pursue banking, intending to change that decision. Upon returning to the present, he finds himself working as a successful senior automotive engineer at BMW. A small alteration in the past transformed his entire present. What can we learn from this story? One action or choice can lead to drastic changes.

Likewise, if there's an area of your life where you're deeply unhappy, take action instead of passively accepting your fate. One simple action can completely transform your world. Of course, this action doesn't involve time travel since we don't have the luxury of a time travel machine. For example, if work stress is overwhelming you, you cannot remain in that state indefinitely. You must shift yourself from a stressed state to a positive or normal one because, unconsciously, you're causing harm to yourself, your family, friends, and colleagues, thereby spreading negativity and anger in your environment. Who can change that? It's YOU! You need to take the step towards change. But how can you do that?

Follow these steps:

1. Assess your stress level.

2. Find a place where you won't be disturbed.

3. Take slow, deep breaths.

4. Repeat these affirmations to yourself: "I am a calm person," "I can handle any situation in life," "I am a winner," "My mind and heart hold the solutions to every problem or situation," "I can easily deal with any circumstance," "I am deeply relaxed," "I love myself immensely," "Because I love myself, I spread love everywhere," "I am Me," "I am proud to be Me."

5. Finally, take another slow, deep breath and witness the magic!

Did you notice how simple that was? One small action of calming yourself down can create a ripple effect or butterfly effect. Incorporating this practice into your daily routine can work wonders. Additionally, if you're interested, you can listen to the "Self Talk Show," which offers various self-talk statements covering almost every area of life. Our aim is to assist people in becoming their own self-coaches and self-motivators, eliminating the need to seek external help or motivation, and empowering themselves for permanent transformative changes.

We hope you found this blog informative and helpful.

Thank you for reading, and we'll be back with another mind-blowing blog next time!

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