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Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
-- Baltasar Gracian


Wednesday, June 2, 1999

Start small

There are numerous billion-dollar companies doing business today which started only a few years ago with just one person -- one person who had a big dream and who started small.

Anyone can start small and grow, whether it is in business, education, a relationship, or learning a new skill. Just because you start small, does not place any limit on how far you can go.

Starting small is infinitely better than never starting at all. If there’s something ambitious you wish to accomplish, it’s very likely that you won’t get it all done in a single leap. But that is certainly no reason to give up on it.

Start small. There is something you can do right now to get it going. Then you’ll be ready for the next step. Tomorrow, there will be something else you can add to the effort. Before long, you’ll establish a powerful momentum.

In our world of e-mail, overnight shipping and microwave ovens, we too often think that instant gratification is the only kind of fulfillment that matters. But that is not the case.

Good things always take time. They always have and they always will, cyberspace notwithstanding. Do you have a dream? Have the courage and the patience to start small. Keep it up, day after day, and it will surely come to be as big as you want it to be.

— Ralph Marston

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