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  Sometimes, all we need to do to accomplish our goals is to fall in love with the notion of starting small. Big lofty goals often lead to overthinking, stress, and the inability to appreciate the present.
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It is this present moment that allows us to appreciate what we have and start with what’s available. Instead of a constant need to reach for the stars which can lead to self-doubt and bouts of failure, we can learn to take small simple steps. The latter is what gives us the courage to follow our dreams and execute the steps required to reach our goals. Here are 20 quotes to inspire you to take small steps, each day.
  1. “According to the ancient Chinese proverb, A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – John F. Kennedy
  2. “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” –Walt Disney, Co-Founder, Disney
  3. “Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao-tzu
  4. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
  5. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” – Jeff Bezos
  6. “If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to build theirs.” – Tony Gaskin
  7. “For the next thirty days, think, talk, act, walk, smell, and feel like business is booming and it will.” – Mark Victor Hansen
  8. “Small beginnings are the launching pad to great endings.” – Joyce Meyer

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  1. “It all adds up; never discount your efforts, because small efforts build big things. One word doesn’t make a novel, but one word does begin a novel, and from that small beginning, everything else follows. Even if it’s just ‘The’, write something on that blank page.” – Laurell K. Hamilton
  2. “Never despise small beginnings, and don’t belittle your own accomplishments. Remember them and use them as inspiration as you go on to the next thing. When you venture outside your comfort zone, wherever the starting point may be, it’s kind of a big deal.” – Chris Guillebeau
  3. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” – Mike Murdock
  4. “Think small and act small, and we’ll get bigger. Think big and act big, and we’ll get smaller.” – Herb Kelleher
  5. “There is safety in small beginnings and there is unlimited capital in the experience gained by growing.” – Henry Ford
  6. “Even if you don’t have the perfect idea, to begin with, you can likely adapt.”  –Victoria Ransom, Wildfire Interactive Co-Founder
  7. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” –Mark Twain, American Humorist and Author
  8. “Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle and a victory.”  –Mahatma Gandhi, Political and Spiritual Leader
  9. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain
  10. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill
  11. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius
  12. “Every improvement or innovation begins with an idea. But an idea is only a possibility – a small beginning that must be nurtured, developed, engineer, tinkered with, championed, tested, implemented and checked ideas have no value until they are implemented.” – Alan Robinson
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This article was first published on 5th July 2021


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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