The Domino Effect

“Every great change starts like falling dominos.”

This is the truth Gary Keller offers us in his book, “The One Thing.”

In it, Keller suggests that with goals we go small, which is doing what we should do rather than could do.

If you narrow down all the possible action steps, what’s “the one thing” you can do that is going to get you further faster?

This is an excellent question to ask yourself as you work toward realizing your dreams.

Another suggestion is to turn your goals into specific projects and then focus on taking the most basic next step to complete those projects, one step at a time.

Once you crush the first step, you can crush the next one. And then as you continue to take action, you will create more and more momentum and power, much like falling dominos.

In the physics of dominos, the basic idea is that one domino can knock over another domino that is one and a half times larger than it.

If you line up 13 dominos, there is two billion times more force created between the 12th and the 13th dominos than was created between the 1st and 2nd!

The following video on falling dominos serves as a perfect example that “small steps lead to big results!”