Small Victories

Today’s small wins lead to tomorrows huge victories, but you need to have some way to capture them, in this video I talk about what I did and I hope you will do the same thing to help you keep stacking the wins.


Hey, it’s Scott Todd and in today's video, I wanted to get you to do something. I hope that I can convince you to make something a part of your daily habit. And that is I want you to try to capture on a daily basis three to five victories that you had that day for your freedom. What are you doing to get out of the rat race? Like record these three to five victories that you have each day. And I think that when you go and you look back at them a year later or six months later, I think you really going to be surprised to see just how far you've come.

When I had my corporate job, one of the things I would do is every day I would try to end the day and I would record these three to five victories that I had. And these victories are not huge things like looking back at them, they're really quite ridiculous. Like, I got an accepted offer one day. That was a victory because I wasn't getting accepted offers in every day. Or I completed due diligence on a property that was huge because it wasn't happening every day - it was trying to build the momentum. Or I opened up a bank account for my business today. Or I got a post office box. Or I added someone to my mailing list is all of these things that you look back today and you're like, well that's what we would normally do. It's not a big victory. And when you look back in time you see like those are small little steps that you had and then all of a sudden you start running. And it reminds me of like anything that you've ever learned how to do, you didn't just take off running when you learned how to walk. You slowly, slowly started stepping and walking and learn how to find your balance. And then eventually you started running around the house. Same thing when you learn how to drive a car. You didn't just get in a car and drive all over town. I mean, just think about like I remember when I learned how to drive my car, man, my knuckles were like gripped to the steering wheel and you probably remember that too. Or riding your bike, you know, how many times did you fall over before you when went around the block.

So, all of these things that our entire lives, we have all of these small little victories and oftentimes when we're trying to start our business or trying to change our position or trying to grow, what we do is we don't capture those small wins. And then it's hard to keep the momentum going. So, I think that when you're, when you're capturing these wins and you're celebrating the victories, even if they're small, you're celebrating the wins and you're celebrating all wins. And whenever you have victory, whenever you're having some success, even small success, it's so much easier to keep going because the reason you stop or the reason people stop doing things is it just seems like a monumental task ahead of them. And I used to do this like, oh man, for me to replace my income, I'm going to have to have so many of these notes that I don't know how I'm going to get out the money. And you start to talk yourself out of it as opposed to, hey, wow, maybe I can grow the number of notes by getting a greater monthly payment or all of these things that you can't even fathom a will happen in your business, they begin to happen. But it all starts with your momentum. And the way that I always kept momentum, especially in the beginning, was to kind of keep that success journal - hey, these are the three to five things that really impacted my business today or impacted my life today, whatever they are.

So, I hope that you take that advice. I hope that you start incorporating these successes and recording the successes in your life. I think it will make a world of difference to you. And I know that when you look back six months or a year later, you'll be like, that's ridiculous why did I even write that down? But I promise you, it will help make your journey even much more incredible. Look, I appreciate your watching. Scroll down, wherever you're watching this, leave a comment, let me know what you think and, just keep at it and I'll see you guys next week. Take care. Bye-bye.

10 replies
  1. Mimi Schmidt
    Mimi Schmidt says:

    What a great way to start my Sunday! I am drinking my coffee, going through email and about to start working on the business. Thanks for the motivational words.

  2. Jim
    Jim says:

    Great video, I love seeing the note income keep growing, it is a very cool feeling and it is something that motivates me to keep pushing.

  3. Mark Livingston
    Mark Livingston says:

    You are so right with this video and I love hearing these tips again and again. I preach to my kids all the time that you have to keep taking steps forward. Now I should write them down to remind myself of the progress I make every day. Thank you, Scott.

  4. Kurt Fillip
    Kurt Fillip says:

    Back to the basics of owning your perspective. So many times it feels like the “unknown” gets in front of me, simple things after they are attempted get put off because, I guess fear I won’t know what I’m doing so, I’ll just “plan” to reasearch it more before I commit. There is a comfort of staying with the parts of this business you have mastered but that’s not growth. Recording the little successes helps you move through the unknown and gives your brain the small dopamine hits to keep you motivated to grow.

  5. Travis
    Travis says:

    Thanks Scott, great advice! That is a good way of looking at it, we have to realize that all the small steps is what leads into something much greater later on and sometimes we tend to forget that because it seems small in the beginning, thank you for your help and inspiration

  6. Scott
    Scott says:

    Thanks for the video! I’ve had the same thoughts – it’s best to focus on the small steps, otherwise it can feel overwhelming.

  7. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Thanks Scott! It is easy to get away from celebrating the small wins on a daily or weekly basis. Looking forward to putting this into practice.

  8. Catherine Rampone
    Catherine Rampone says:

    Thanks very much Scott! That’s a great idea to keep the momentum going and to keep ourselves motivated! I’m going to start this right away.

  9. Jerry
    Jerry says:

    Scott, thanks for the very motivational message. It is so true that celebrating the wins, no matter how small, on a consistent basis will help you and your business continue moving onward and upward. Thanks for taking the time to share these thoughts!


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