Small Steps Eventually Add Up
Have you ever stopped to wonder how many pizzas a pizza place has to make in a day or a month or a year to actually make a profit? That's a long list of deliveries and pretty tall stack of boxes. It’s the repetitive actions that make a pizza place successful.
Leaps and Bounds are Nice
Every now and then you're going to get a nice break that launches you twelve steps ahead and makes you feel like you're made of something extra special. Obviously, that lucky break wouldn't have just happened to anyone. It could only happen to you. You, the golden child of the universe, deserving of the gift of smooth sailing and easy success. That might be true or it might not, the only thing that is fact is those magical waves of good fortune aren't always dependable.
Nothing Replaces Putting in the Time
Working hard makes success more likely and the harder we work the more likely success becomes, which usually boils down to our daily habits. If you’re running a pizza place that daily habit means making a lot of tasty pizzas. If you’re a dog walker, you’re walking a lot of dogs. What if you’re in the habit of writing inspirational blogs and you stop for a stretch? Taking a break isn’t usually the end of the world and we definitely recommend it over quitting, but it’s not ideal. When you stop creating things that people are accustomed to receiving from you, they will likely fill their needs elsewhere.
Consistency is Dependable—Everyone likes Dependable
It's all the small baby steps we take every single day that get us where we want to go. Making habits you can sustain is the best route to success, otherwise you’re setting yourself up to fail. Keep in mind that nobody is perfect and falling on your face a few times is normal. Get back up, dust yourself off and try again. Habits aren’t without their trials and tribulations.
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