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Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
-- Edmund Burke
 

 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Small choices, big impact

For any given big choice you wish to make, there exist multiple small choices that support it. Diligence in small matters serves to greatly expand your options when it comes to bigger issues.

When you always keep your word, always speak the truth, always act with respect and consideration, people will trust you. By earning and keeping the trust of others you give yourself a significant advantage in achieving what you seek to achieve.

Think of what happens if you choose to learn from every experience, no matter how seemingly insignificant. Not only do you begin to recognize patterns, you also develop an understanding of how to make valuable use of them.

The path to a particular success is often quite narrow. Yet the knowledge, skills, and habits that enable you to create success come from a wide set of experiences.

Every moment, every interaction, every small choice is an opportunity to become more positive, more purposeful, more effective. Success is a pattern, not an isolated event, and all the little things you do will build that pattern.

With each small choice you demonstrate to yourself and to the world your most authentic priorities. And those priorities largely determine the quality of life that you live.

— Ralph Marston

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