I recently had a business development exercise with a group in New York. We were working on ways as a team we could come to the ultimate goal – a growing, thriving business app. Sometimes success means digging our feet into the muddy mess and pressing through. Sometimes we have to grow where we’re planted.
All successful people are faithful in the small things. There is power in taking small steps.
Many people are not moving forward today simply because they were not willing to take the small step before them. If you have a dream to go into any particular area, you should leap at the opportunity, no matter how small to move in the direction of your dream.
Don’t be afraid to take small steps.
If you are at a point of paralysis in your life because of what you feel you’re supposed to do, the words today are, “Do something!” Don’t worry about the long-term goal right now; just take the steps that take you past the starting point. Soon you’ll get to a point of no return. As you climb higher, you’ll be able to see much farther.
As you begin, don’t be afraid. Eric Hoffer said, “Fear of becoming a ‘has-been’ keeps some people from becoming anything.” Every great idea is impossible from where you are starting today. But little goals add up, and they add up rapidly. Most people don’t succeed because they are too afraid to even try. As incredible as it sounds, they decide in advance they’re going to fail.
Many times the final goal seems so unreachable we don’t even make an effort. But once you’ve made your decision and have started, it’s like you’re halfway there. Start, no matter what your circumstances. Take that first step!
It’s simple. Grow wherever you’re planted.
- As John Maxwell says: You always need to have a plan for your growth. However most people never take the steps, they neither have any plan, nor any desire to go ahead. No matter where you are, you can grow. Because in order to grow your wings, you have to jump the nest, every day, in small ways.
- There is a very strong power in belief and the ability to choose to make the best out of what we have. Believe that one step that we take forward will get us closer to what we want to achieve and just standing will not make any difference.
- How more often than not, we are waiting for the perfection to set into our lives. Now that is an attitude we will have to give up. Perfection is all about us making the most of what we have NOW. We need to value what we have and make the most out of where we are rather than always waiting for something better to come along.