Derek Sivers

from the book “”:

Small actions change your self-identity

2008-09-10

When we think about what’s worth doing, we usually think of big things.

But when you hear people’s success stories, they usually start with one little action.

That one little action changes your identity — how you think about yourself.

Having taken that one step, you start to think of yourself as brave, or generous, or as a bit of an expert on this subject.

You do just one thing that makes you feel like a leader, so you start to act like a leader, so you become a leader.

You do just one thing that makes you feel like an artist, so you start to act like an artist, so you become an artist.

The world treats you as you treat yourself. Your actions show the world who you are.

You won’t act differently until you think of yourself differently. So start by taking one small action that will change your self-identity