When we admire successful people from afar with tend to groan inwardly and wonder what mountains we need to move to achieve their exalted level of accomplishment. We feel overwhelmed by the immensity of the task ahead of us. We rarely understand that our focus is on the evidence of their success, not on the actions they took to carry them to their goals.
If you stopped to ask these giants of success. They’d answer you this way:
“Small daily – seemingly insignificant – improvements and innovations lead to staggering achievements over time. “
Robin Sharma world renown author and speaker
“When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens – and when it happens, it lasts.”
John Wooden Brilliant basketball player and coach
“All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson Famous American essayist, lecturer and poet.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.
Mark Twain American Novelist
“Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together.”
Vincent van Gogh
“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry French writer and poet.
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble”
Helen Keller author and lecturer
Enough dawdling go take your next small step.