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A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
-- Lao-tzu


Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Steady effort

Don’t give up when you’re behind. Don’t slack off when you’re ahead.

Put forth steady effort. That’s what creates progress.

You could rationalize your way out of continuing the effort, just this once, just temporarily. But a temporary halt is likely to become a permanent halt, causing you to lose all the ground you’ve gained.

Modest skill with steady effort is able to outperform high skill with occasional effort. Be consistent and you’ll set yourself up to be effective.

Make it your priority to make the effort. That’s especially important when you don’t want to.

It’s not particularly glamorous but it is extremely powerful. Steady effort gets good stuff done.

— Ralph Marston

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