I'm very much into the idea that big goals are achieved by small changes made consistently. For example, whenever I want to learn a new pole trick, oftentimes it feels scary and complicated (and to be honest with you, many pole tricks ARE scary and complicated!) When I've set my intention that I am, in fact, going to learn a new trick, here's what I do: instead of trying to go directly into the trick and going right for it, I try and break the trick into bite-sized parts. I then look at those small parts and figure out a way to "train" them - i.e., make those small pieces strong and reliable. It's building the foundation for the trick. Once the foundation is nice and strong, I start to work on another aspect of the trick. Before I know it, I find that I am comfortably "slipping into" that once out of reach and scary trick that used to vex me. In terms of pole tricks, my friend Kelly has been instrumental in helping me cement this way of thinking into my repertoire. This line of thinking is applicable for anything in life whether it be writing a book, decorating an entire house, understanding complex and intricate ideas, starting and running a business. Everything takes root with an intention and the subsequent small steps taken every day, faithfully. As the Chinese proverb goes, "The man who moved a mountain is the one who started taking away the small stones." Indeed.