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One Day At a Time – One Step At a Time

G Samuel Verret, Phoenix, Arizona

The key to making progress is not found in the giant leaps you take, but rather in the small, determined, and purposeful steps you take on a daily basis.

So many people keep stopping when things get tough.

They keep changing direction every time things get hard.

And, then they seem baffled as to why they aren’t making positive progress in life.

Making forward progress in any area of life, requires that you be consistent in your efforts, and that you constantly keep moving forward, regardless of how difficult it seems, on a daily basis.

We all want success in life, and we want it right now.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.

Success in any venture takes time.  It happens through consistent effort, one day at a time, one step at a time.

In order to do that you must quit focusing on the immediate outcomes and results, and begin to focus on the progress you are making on a daily basis.  Every time you check something off your to do list of things you must do to reach your goal, you are one step closer to seeing it accomplished.

Never forget, slow progress is better than no progress.

In the story of the tortoise and the hare, the tortoise won the race because of constant and consistent progress towards the finish line.  It didn’t matter how fast the hare was, the tortoise stayed focused on the goal, and slowly, one step at a time kept moving forward.  The hare kept stopping and changing directions and it cost him the race.

So, it is in life.  There may be those around you who seemed to be stronger, smarter, and faster than you.  However, many start fast and never finish.  But, you are not them.  Your slow, methodical, daily progress will get you to your goal if you refuse to stop.

To sum it up, stay focused on the end result, keep moving forward, refuse to be distracted by what others are doing or saying, don’t stop.  In due season you will reach your goal and experience the success of moving forward, one day at a time, one step at a time.

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