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May our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.
-- Thich Nhat Hanh
 

 

Monday, January 17, 2000

A little today, a bigger tomorrow

Make a little bit of a positive difference today, and a little bit tomorrow too. You won’t change the world overnight, yet if you persist, with just a little every day, it will soon add up to something big.

Take measured steps toward your dreams, toward your goals. Be consistent and be persistent. There is a very real starting point right now, today, for anything you wish to achieve. Nothing is out of reach when you make the commitment to move steadily toward it.

Don’t wait until your dream is within reach -- do what is necessary to put it within reach. Most of the things you desire will not come to you. You must make the effort to go to them, steadily and persistently.

You can spend thirty years wishing for easy, overnight success that never comes, or you can actually go out and work day by day toward that success. By the end of this very day, you can be significantly closer to achieving anything you desire. What it takes is effort. You won’t make the entire leap today. Yet string enough days together, one after the other, and you’re there.

— Ralph Marston

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