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What we must decide is perhaps how we are valuable, rather than how valuable we are.
-- Edgar Friedenbar
 

 

Wednesday, December 2, 1998

A little bit more

Today is an excellent day for small, incremental improvements. Whatever is working for you, find a way to improve it just a little. There’s no need to make a huge, momentous change, just a small one, something you can do right now.

If you called just one additional potential customer each day, over the course of the next month you would talk to about 20 new people. If you learned just one more new word each day, in the next year you would increase your vocabulary by more than 300 words.

Small improvements can add up over time into big accomplishments. Look around you. Consider the work you do each day. Think about how you could do it just a little bit better.

In a marathon race, each stride taken by the winner is just a little bit longer and a little bit faster than each stride taken by the 100th place finisher. Yet over the course of the race, that small difference adds up in a big way.

Do just a little bit more today, and tomorrow too, and each day after that. Anyone can make just a small improvement, and that can make a big, big difference.

— Ralph Marston

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