Everything starts small. Rome was not built in one day. You do not start climbing a tree from the top. A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. You cannot start running before you learn how to walk.
The bible says do not despise the days of your humble beginnings. Instead of shunning them, learn to celebrate your small achievements. It is from the small achievements that personal development is achieved.
If you want to achieve real growth you must start with the little that you possess. You should never cut corners on your quest for success. Life has a way of making you pay heavily for your misdeeds. It is much easier to measure growth when you start with little.
Surely we all have something we can start with. At this age, we all possess something valuable that no one has. I know that most of the time we want to start from a comfortable point. But, if you are comfortable the chances to pursue personal development and self-improvement are very minimal.
We are mostly driven by what we lack and not what we have. What you have achieved and accomplished should be a stepping stone for higher accomplishments.
They say lack creates innovation. This is true because at the point when you are in a state of hardship you will come up with a solution.
You are the Captain of Your Life
How far you go in life is determined by how far you are willing to go. If you want to achieve greatness you can achieve it if you are willing to put in the effort and endurance.
However, most of us do not realise that we have the ability to achieve many things and that all depends on how willing we are to push ourselves. Personal growth is not an easy task; it takes a lot of time and discipline to achieve and it is a lifelong journey.
There will never be a time when you will say that now I have arrived. We are continually learning and growing as human beings.
If you want to grow, be prepared to travel the narrow road. I call it narrow because you will need to sacrifice many pleasures and defer gratification. You may lose some relationships. But if that is necessary for you, well just do it anyway.
At the end of the day, it is your life and you are responsible for it. No one should tell you what to do with it. Take one step at a time. Savour and enjoy every step and every moment. Even when things are not going your way, enjoy the moments. They come but once in a lifetime.
Start Small and Grow
Starting small is key. You start with what you have and where you are. Do not wait for conditions to be perfect, just start. There will never be a time when conditions are perfect. Now is the right time for you to start.
Starting small gives you the opportunity to learn on the job and grow as an individual. Starting small prepares you for greater things to come. If you can succeed with small things then you are more likely to do better with even more.
The Lord will bless you according to your capabilities and capacity. He is such a good father that he will never give you something that you cannot handle.
As you start small and grow, you slowly begin to release your potential as you learn the ropes. This also allows you to not be overwhelmed with what you can handle effectively.
If it’s a business you venture into, you will soon realise that the business will outgrow your individual capability and you will soon need more hands to help you.
Life is like running a business. Dr. Myles Monroe said life is a business just like marriage is also a business.
The small things you do every day add up to your greater achievements. You are a sum total of the small little things you do every day.
Positive change is positive growth. Remember not all change is positive. When you decide to make the change, then you are on your way to growth. You begin to experience growth almost immediately.
However, you will not achieve your full potential in an instant. It takes time to have meaningful and reasonable growth. They say all good things come with time. There is nothing worthwhile that comes without sweat. If it is good it is worth waiting for.
If you want to achieve more with your life, learn to embrace positive change. Be the carrier of the change you want to be. Let’s be honest, if you really want to move forward with your life, you just need to change the way you live your life.
You cannot expect different results by doing the same things. Sometimes all it takes is just a little effort to make the change that will have an everlasting impression on your life.
Like I have said before, we live in an ever-changing world. If you do not change your ways, life will leave you behind. You will be extinct.
Surely you do not want to be extinct while you are alive, do you? After all, we all want to be remembered fondly even in our death.
But this can only be achieved if we make the decision to make positive change that will affect not only us but contribute to the world at large. I believe that we can all contribute positively in our own small way.
As you celebrate your small achievements you need to have a heart of patience. They say speed kills.
Do not put unnecessary pressure on yourself. Yes, it is good to be focused but do not pressure yourself. You are not in a competition neither are you racing with anyone.
Concentrate on living your life and not someone else’s life. Be in complete control of your life and you will be happy. Having control of your life is a great source of happiness.
All good things come to those who wait patiently. Patience is a virtue. Do not cut corners so as to arrive quickly. You may end up crashing before your destination.
I believe that being patient is not a sign of weakness but rather a sign of strength as being impatient can lead to wrong decisions.
Starting small is a sign of humbleness. If you read the history of successful people most of them started with nothing. They started with zero and went on to be very successful.