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Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
-- Thomas Alva Edison
 

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Building momentum

The great thing about accomplishment is that it sets the stage for even more accomplishment. Larger successes grow out of smaller successes. Even the little goals are important, because when you achieve them you create a positive momentum. Once you’re moving forward, there are many great places you can go.

To initiate your own momentum, start with a small goal and do whatever is necessary to achieve it. No matter who you are, there is something you can set right now as your goal and then achieve, so find it, do it, and put momentum on your side.

Set a small goal and reach it, then build on that positive momentum. You’ve just achieved something, and you know you can do it again, and again and again. Set a more ambitious goal and with your newfound confidence, achieve it. Get yourself to the point where success becomes a habit, where moving positively forward becomes a part of who you are.

Expect more of yourself, then live up to those expectations, then raise them even higher. Momentum is indeed a powerful force and you can put it solidly on your side as soon as you decide to do so. Start with small achievements, continue to build upon them, and soon nothing will be out of your reach.

— Ralph Marston

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