A Subtle Adjustment Can Have A Major Impact

It feels good to make a major difference, doesn’t it? Big changes doesn’t often happen overnight. It takes small adjustments that make a big difference. Confucius said, “The man [or woman] who moves a big mountain begins by carrying away small stones”.

Sometimes it is the subtle change can make a significant difference. If you add a 1/4 cup of brown sugar and take away 1/4 cup of white sugar to a toll house chocolate chip cookies recipe, it becomes so much better. Diet Coke is good, but when you add a lime to it, it becomes so much better. Why is that? Watch the video below that playfully explains how small changes make a big difference.

W.H. Auden said, “we would rather be ruined than changed”. Change is difficult, but necessary. The bigger the attempt to change, the more resistance we may feel from others or even ourselves (consider all the failed New Year’s resolutions). When small adjustments are made, the biggest differences are made (and sustained).