Summary of Small Move, Big Change
From SMALL MOVE, BIG CHANGE by Carotine L. Arnold summarized by arrangement with Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.
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“I will lose weight. I will be more organized. I will get out of debt.” Despite your best intentions, you often fail to keep your resolutions. Technology expert Caroline L. Arnold shows you how to improve your life with “compact and powerful” resolutions that “nail a precise behavioral target exactly and deliver benefits immediately.” Unlike traditional resolutions, “microresolutions” work because you focus on doing, not being. Instead of pushing yourself to somehow become different, you pledge to carry out a concrete, sustainable action. One of Arnold’s first practical, successful microresolutions was “to put all her notes in one notebook” instead of jotting things on scattered pads. She made this pledge because her previous resolution “to be organized” didn’t bring about any substantial change. Arnold lists seven microresolution rules you can apply to any category of self-improvement. She gears chapters 13, 14, 16 and 17 toward solving business-world problems, including clutter, office relationships, tardiness and disorganization. Her easy-to-read, inspiring manual includes numerous motivational examples. getAbstract recommends Arnold’s guide to people who want to make positive, enduring life changes, one powerful microstep at a time.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to make and keep microresolutions,
- How microresolutions differ from typical resolutions, and
- How to use microresolutions to improve your life.
About the Author
Caroline L. Arnold, a managing director at a Wall Street investment bank, received a Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for designing the auction system for Google’s IPO.