The ‘Great wall of China’ started with one brick.
The incredible ‘Pyramid of Giza’ started with one stone.
The beautiful ‘Taj Mahal’ started with one brick.
The ‘Christ the Redeemer statue’ started with one soapstone.
The hidden ‘Machu Picchu’ started with one granite.
The Amazing ‘Chichen Itza’ (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico) started with one stone.
The Icon ‘Roman Colosseum’ started with one Brick.
The Petra, Hagia Sophia, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Roman Bath all started with ONE.
Michael Jordan started by throwing one basketball through a hoop. He probably missed a handful of shots before he made his next shot.
Sachin Tendulkar started practicing one shot at a time before becoming master of all shots and “God of Cricket”.
Messi & Ronaldo started kicking one ball at a time to the post. They probably missed a handful of kicks before their next kick.
Nadal lost many matches before winning. Then he keeps on winning after winning after winning.
Tiger Woods started by watching someone else play golf before he took his first swing. He swung once, and again, and again, and again.
Warren Buffett had to learn how to make $1 before he made $1000, $10,000 before he made $100,000, $1,000,000 before $10,000,000, and $100,000,000 before $1,000,000,000 and even $10,000,000,000.
You read a book by starting with the first word.
You run a marathon by taking the first step.
You create a habit by practicing it for one day.
You write an essay by starting with the first word.
If you want to write a book, just start with one page. Maybe even one page a week.
Consistency is what changes the game.
Small wins over a long period of time payoff more than just 1 big win.
It’s less exciting, but it works.
Learning bit by bit to get more and more definition.
Shot by shot, attempt-by-attempt, failures after failures, works after works, and tears after tears, pixel-by-pixel, stroke-by-stroke to create a masterpiece of art.
Word by word, line by line to create a monologue or the State of the Union Address.
Realizing that every great composition started with just a single note, or every billionaire started by making a few dollars makes it seem like a lot less of a challenge than making a goal like ‘one day I’ll write a book’ or ‘one day I’ll write a song’ or ‘one day I’ll start a business.’
100 small steps seem much less daunting than taking one ENORMOUS step.
When you take 100 small steps, there’s time between each step. It’s slow, steady, more calculated, there’s less risk of missing the main point altogether because you can adjust your course as you go.
When you try to take a step as large as 100 small ones, there’s a big chance you might miss the goal — just a little wind might change the angle — and you exert a lot more energy. Chances are, you’ve never taken a step this large either, so you might even hurt yourself.
Everyone can take a small step.
Everyone can take a second step.
It takes being able to see the bigger picture to have the tenacity to continue until you hit the 100,000th step.
So…What are we going to do today? — Oh, there is a huge bunch of beautiful things to do.
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