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Make the iron hot by striking it.
-- Oliver Cromwell
 

 

Thursday, May 29, 2003

It adds up

A small effort, over time, can make a big difference. Anyone can make a slight improvement, and soon those slight improvements can add up to an enormous advantage.

How can you live today just a little bit better than yesterday? There are thousands of great possibilities.

Too often we strive for sudden, dramatic changes, and almost as often are disappointed when they are beyond our reach. Yet the little improvements, the ones no one notices, are the most reliable and consistent way to move ahead.

Sure, it takes discipline, but so what? Discipline is nothing more than desire that has become smart and has learned what works.

Reach for the big dreams, to be sure. And do it by taking small steps forward at every opportunity. Today is one of those opportunities to take a small, yet significant step. Take it now while you can, and tomorrow you’ll indeed be thankful you did.

— Ralph Marston

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