Allen's Hummingbird, © Photo by Steve Kaye

Different Approach | Jan 2023

Different Approach for the new year.

Allen's Hummingbird, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog, Different Approach

Allen’s Hummingbird, Male – A Small Bird Who Sets Small Goals

Let’s try a different approach this year.

Most success programs recommend setting Big, Audacious, Humongous goals.

That feels good for a few seconds.

Then reality arrives. And now you’re stuck wondering what to do.

So let’s try a different approach.

Set small, ordinary, unimpressive goals.

Here are three examples.

✅ Goal #1: Write One Word.

Most likely that word will lead to another word and then another word and soon a complete sentence.

That sentence will beg for a word, which starts the next sentence. And so on, until (like magic) you will have a draft.

Now you are on your way to writing an important e-mail, or even a novel.

✅ Goal #2: Dial One Number.

Most likely that will lead to dialing the entire number. And now you’re on your way to having a conversation.

Conversations matter. They lead to solutions, build relationships, and make progress.

✅ Goal #3: Take One Step.

Most likely this will cause you to take another step. And then another step. And soon, you will be halfway home.

Going for a walk is an easy way to spend time in nature. And the exercise keeps you healthy.

By the way, I used the Different Approach to write this blog.

But I set an ambitious small goal. I wrote two words.

That led to a draft, which led to the article you’re reading.

So as this year unfolds, I encourage you to set really small, dull goals.

Be creative in finding ways to push the limits of smallness.

And then be astonished by what you achieve.

Of course, you can create an ambitious vision, a powerful mission, and incredible intentions.

These are the foundations for purpose and inspiration.

And then, achieving these happens one word, one click, one step at a time.

Much success,

Steve Kaye

Find More at:

How to Be a Millionaire


Basic Priorities for 2020

Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.

1) American Bird Conservancy

2) The Nature Conservancy

3) The Trust for Public Land

Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.

Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation

You can help – Please share this blog with others.
Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

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  • Brigitte Noel
    Posted at 15:44h, 26 January

    Great wisdom in small, dull goals that lead into so much more.
    Thank you! Brigitte

  • Nancy L Hoffmann
    Posted at 17:49h, 26 January

    I love this! The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step . . .

  • Tony Gonzalez
    Posted at 14:04h, 30 January

    Aways looking forward hearing from you. You bring a smile to me with your articles.

  • Joyce
    Posted at 13:13h, 31 January

    Great advice!! Just what I needed to hear. Ambition is overated/
    Keep up your inspiring writing. Clearly your fans need and enjoy it!!

    PS. Checkout new LovingKindness CD by Earth Mama (me) at or any streaming service. Much in common with your blog posts! Blessings and Thanks, Joyce

  • Kim E Moore
    Posted at 15:00h, 31 January

    Always inspirational Very good advice – just get started. That is sometimes the hardest part.

  • Daphne Radenhurst
    Posted at 10:10h, 06 February

    Great post.

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