I recently heard a story about a man who had a piano that he hadn’t used in a long time.
He sat down to play a song, and after hitting a few keys found it was completely out of tune.
So he called on a piano tuner, who came by his house. The piano tuner made some adjustments here and there, and the piano started to sound like it could once again play a beautiful tune.
When he’d finished, the piano tuner told the gentleman that he would need to come back two or three more times, before it was just right.
“The strings will stretch with use. And as they stretch, the sound will change. They’ll need some readjusting until we get it just right.”
It made me think how similar that is to how we live our lives and how we strive to achieve our goals. We have to continually adjust what we do as the bad habits creep in; to ensure we get closer to our own version of perfect…our goals.
It’s the same for me too. As a business owner, I sometimes fall into bad habits. I attend seminars and sessions with high calibre coaches, because it acts as a constant reminder to me, as to what I should be doing, and helps me take action. Sometimes, it’s about going back to basics.
It’s important to continue to grow; to continue to make small changes. Whether it’s for your health, your career, your finances, or your relationships.
Just like the piano tuner, we have to continually readjust. Over time, small changes can make a big difference.
What small changes are you working on at the moment? And what’s the big difference you hope they’ll make?