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Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Day by day

Your health, your wealth, your relationships, your self esteem are occasionally influenced by the big, dramatic things you do. Yet these areas of your life, and many more, are mostly determined by the little things you do, again and again, day by day.

You can’t brush your teeth just once a month and expect to have a healthy mouth, even if you brush really, really well. You can’t make a big push to earn lots of money every six months, and do nothing the rest of the time, and expect to be financially secure.

Ongoing, disciplined attention supports and advances the good things you care about. There is no substitute.

Those good things that benefit you are inseparable from the diligence with which you enable them and attend to them. Day by day is the way.

Make the best choices today, then make them again tomorrow, the next day, and the next. That’s what progress looks like, that is how success feels.

Get in the habit of getting in the habit. You can do anything day by day, and it will take you wherever you decide to go.

— Ralph Marston

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