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Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
-- Lou Holtz
 

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Making progress

There is an enormous difference between going slow and stopping completely. Even if you’re making just a little bit of progress, that’s far better than being at a standstill or falling behind.

Even when you cannot do everything, you can still do something. When you cannot move as fast as you would like, that’s no reason to stop, no reason to give up. Go ahead and continue moving at whatever pace you can. Making just a little progress will, over time, put you much farther ahead than making no progress at all.

When you’re faced with more than you can possibly do, feeling overwhelmed and letting it grind you to a halt is not going to help. Pick one thing and start to work on it, then the next, and little by little you’ll be getting it all done.

Running swiftly is great when you can do it, yet even when you can’t there’s no reason for despair. Because walking slowly will just as surely and steadily move you forward, and will keep the positive momentum alive.

Chip away at the mountain, steadily and with determination. Not only will you get through it, you’ll end up stronger and wiser for the experience.

— Ralph Marston

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