“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”
– Vincent Van Gogh
I love this quote as a reminder that the small steps are NECESSARY AND IMPORTANT to achieve our goals. Every single step we take forward, no matter how small, is getting us a step closer. For me, sometimes the size of what I am wanting to accomplish or the pace at which I feel I am moving forward (too slow) can leave me feeling overwhelmed. And it goes downhill from there – feeling stuck, feeling frustrated and feeling impatient – because I want it ALL done NOW!
I keep this quote front and center as a reminder that all the small tasks I do are needed to achieve the big goals – whatever it is! Put a different way by my wise father, you can’t eat an apple in one bite.
Start with the end in mind and break down what you need to do into bite sized pieces that you can swallow. Then get to work and keep moving forward!
What step toward achieving your goals are you taking today?