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The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
-- Maureen Dowd
 

 

Thursday, October 15, 1998

Building blocks

A tiny droplet of water is soft and relatively harmless. If it were to fall on your head from out of the sky, you probably would not even notice. Yet when enough tiny, soft droplets are grouped together, they can form a large and powerful storm, with the force to topple buildings and alter the landscape.

Big things are made out of little things. To gain control over the big things, you must control the little things, over and over again. Small moments of time, don’t seem like much. They come and go largely without notice. Yet, put enough of them together, focused on a clearly defined objective, and they can bring truly awesome results.

It is easy to set one brick on top of another. Do it often enough and you have a strong, solid wall. It is easy to pick up the phone and make a single prospecting call. Do it often enough and you’ll build a massive customer base. It is easy to put a few thoughts on paper. Do it often enough and you’ve written a masterpiece.

Every achievement is built, one small step at a time. Plan your steps. Then take them, one after another, and you’ll get yourself there.

— Ralph Marston

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