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One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.
-- James Earl Jones


Monday, August 27, 2007

Step after step

How many small opportunities do you routinely ignore because you’re waiting, wishing, searching and hoping for a big opportunity? That big opportunity may or may not ever arrive, yet all the while those small opportunities are there for the taking.

Every moment is an opportunity to create a little bit of value. Although the progress you can make in a single moment may not seem like much, those small moments can add up over time to big achievements.

Take one small step and it hardly seems like you’ve gone anywhere at all. Yet when you continue taking step after step, you can get anywhere you choose to go.

The most reliable path to success is a simple one that anyone who chooses to do so can follow. Dream big dreams and take small steps, one after another after another until you’re there.

If you attempt to leap to the top of the mountain in a single effort, you will almost certainly fail. Yet make the commitment to reach the summit step by step, and you will surely get yourself there.

Right this moment there are dozens of small opportunities just waiting for you to seize. Create a little value here, a little value there, again and again, and there’s no limit to where you can go.

— Ralph Marston

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