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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Keep Building!

Small efforts that are repeated are far more powerful than big efforts that are made just once and then abandoned. Instead of hoping for a chance to make a big impact, take advantage of each opportunity you have to make a small impact.

Time works in your favor when you work in your favor with every little bit of time you get. You can achieve great things with modest efforts by persistently repeating those efforts.

Every moment is an opportunity to add a little bit to life’s richness. Those little bits add up.

Each revolution of your car’s engine moves the vehicle forward only a short distance. Yet with enough successive turns of the engine and tires, you can traverse an entire continent.

Just because the effort is small, doesn’t mean it is insignificant. Just because you can’t do it all at once, doesn’t mean it is out of your reach.

Success and fulfillment are built on a day-by-day basis. Keep going, keep building, and enjoy the ride.

— Ralph Marston

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Some days I survive by just getting through the next 15 minutes... I even set the timer. FLYLADY says you can do anything for 15 minutes. She is right. I do better if I have boundaries.
Taking it one step at a time allows me the freedom to make wiser decisions, to stand firm. I do not have to worry about tomorrow. Focus on the now, and the peace will follow.

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  • CHRIS3874
    you never fail until you give up. Great blog.
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  • _LINDA
    More pearls of Ralph wisdom! Sparks says try 10 minutes of something each day. So I guess if you can do that, 15 is not unreachable. Baby steps indeed. They really do work. Everyone has to start somewhere.
    I hope things are getting better for you and your husband. That you can bowl is awesome as its both exercise AND fun! I wish I had the time to take it up as I used to really enjoy it! I hope your Wednesday is wonderful!
    2048 days ago
    Excellent blog! Just right and you can do it, I can do it, we all can do it! Thanks for the good wise wisdom to do it! Have a super good day! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2048 days ago
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