Thursday, October 21, 2010

One Step At a Time

If you're currently focused on a life-changing project but are overwhelmed by the enormity of what you're trying to achieve, take a moment to gain perspective.

Remember that every accomplishment is achieved step-by-step.

Every successful athlete will have done months of preparation to gain peak fitness.

Every successful entrepreneur will have built their business over months or years.

Every successful space launch is the result of careful development over a period of time.

The Great Pyramid of Egypt wasn't built in a day; it was a gradual process.

Whether it's brick-by-brick, or step-by-step, accept that some projects take time to come to fruition. This is especially true if you want to achieve something that stands on solid foundations.

Mark Twain offered some wise words on the subject:

"The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."

This is the way books are written, movies are made, and success is achieved.

When you break down your project into smaller doable chunks, it's easier to make a start and maintain momentum towards your ultimate goal.

So, take a fresh look at what you're trying to achieve and break the process down into manageable stages.

Make a start today and take one step at a time.

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” - Johann Goethe

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