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Sloth makes all things difficult; industry all easy.
-- Benjamin Franklin


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Modest efforts

There’s something you can do right now that will be better than doing nothing. Go ahead, get it done.

There’s an action you can take that won’t be perfect, but it will be effective, and improve things. Go ahead, take that action.

Perhaps you have many conflicting options, and are unsure which one would be ideal. Pick one, go ahead with it, and you’ll quickly discover whether or not it’s right for you.

Progress is not a fairy tale in which everything works out perfectly. Progress is messy, inconsistent, inconvenient, fraught with uncertainty, and yet even with all that, it’s preferable to no progress at all.

The small improvement you make right now won’t save the whole world overnight. Yet it’s a whole lot better than doing nothing at all, and the small improvements do add up.

Right now is your opportunity to do what you can, to push the darkness back a little, to pull your life ahead a little. And little by little, today, tomorrow, and the next, your modest efforts can grow into big results.

— Ralph Marston

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