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"Do-so" is more important than "say-so."
-- Pete Seeger
 

 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Woven together

A strong, thick rope is not made of one solid strand of material. It is composed of dozens, or hundreds, or even thousands of small threads, all woven together in the same direction.

It is so easy to break a small thread that you might consider it to be insignificant. Yet if there were no small threads, there would be nothing with which to construct the strong, thick rope.

In the same way, every great achievement is made from dozens, or hundreds, or perhaps tens of thousands of smaller efforts, all woven together in the same direction. Though each effort may seem so trivial as to not be worth the effort, it is actually an essential component of the overall achievement.

In this very moment is your opportunity to make a small effort. Make use of the opportunity, and the next one, and the next.

When you do, you soon will have woven together something of great value, something strong and useful. You will have something big and impressive to show for all those small, focused efforts.

No effort is too small to matter. In every moment, and in every situation, you can move surely and steadily ahead.

— Ralph Marston

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