“Nobody makes the greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” -Edmond Burke
Over the past couple of days, I’ve been thinking some more on what I last wrote last about “BIG vs. small. ” In particular, my mind has been fixed on the initial stages/beginnings of the path of success. I’m the type of person that likes to run…and by run, I mean results, progress, performance, etc…those types of things. But more often than not, the 1st phase of something new begins with baby steps…and boy can they be frustrating.
Now these baby steps are no less valuable than the long strides of when you run…in fact, they’re absolutley necessary and essential. I know what you’re thinking. “Baby steps,” “building blocks,” “stepping stones”…they’re all cliche. Well, you and I both know it’s true…you have to start somewhere. Doing nothing is doing something in and of itself. More often than not, the thought of taking small, slow steps is enough to dissuade a person from pursuing their dreams or, dare I say, derail them from the one they’re living.
So when (notice I didn’t say if 🙂 ) you’re in need of a little inspiration, don’t just think about the big boys, the Google’s, the Wal-Mart’s of the world…instead, think about the guy in California or Tokyo that hasn’t left his garage in 48 hrs. and won’t rest until he finds the missing link to his invention, cure or idea. A big vision + small steps = the beginnings of something great. Don’t let fear steal your dreams. Put the wheels in motion and start…there’s no day like today.
By Micah Davis