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The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
-- G. K. Chesterton


Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Cut problems down to size

The obstacles are almost never as big or imposing as you first imagine them to be. The moment you start to work past each one, it begins to diminish in size.

As long as you’re merely contemplating them, challenges can take on seemingly infinite and insurmountable proportions. As soon as you begin to work on them, those same challenges suddenly become more manageable.

Simply by taking the first step to solve a problem, you can dramatically change the nature of that problem. You transform it from a force that is holding you back into a path that can move you forward.

As you continue to work your way through the problem, you continue to change its negative influence into positive value. It increasingly becomes an opportunity for you to make a positive difference.

The way to cut a big problem down to size is to get busy working through it. Each step you take brings you closer to the point where you are completely beyond the difficult challenge.

The biggest problems can often lead to the most valuable opportunities. And your effort is what will make that happen.

— Ralph Marston

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