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The world does not pay for what a person knows. But it pays for what a person does with what he knows.
-- Laurence Lee


Monday, July 3, 2006

Small accomplishments

In just five minutes, you can accomplish something. You can decide on a small goal, work on it with focus and diligence, and in less than five minutes it will be done.

Anyone can choose a small accomplishment and have it done in just a few minutes. And though it may not seem like much, it can be everything.

For the biggest, most impressive and imposing achievements are made up of small accomplishments. Those small accomplishments are open and freely available to anyone who decides to make them happen.

Sometimes it can be comforting to think that the path to success is a closely guarded secret, and that the lucky few who know the secret are the ones who succeed. But there really is no secret.

Success comes to those who choose to make it happen. Success comes to those who string together the small accomplishments, one after another after another.

Instead of searching or hoping or waiting for a secret that does not even exist, get busy working on what you know must be done. Take every opportunity to bring about a small accomplishment.

And before long, those small accomplishments will add up to something truly grand.

— Ralph Marston

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