In Others’ Words: Getting Ahead
“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” ~Mark Twain, American author & humorist
And the rest of the quote goes: “The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
I tend to over-complicate things. Spend too much time staring at the big picture and letting it overwhelm me. Then the “I can’t” thoughts ramp and before too long, I’m accomplishing nothing.
Sometimes it’s the simplest truths that make the biggest difference in our lives, isn’t it? Rather than try to tackle the big picture — the whole thing, that never-gonna-get-it-all-finished everything — all I need to do is get started. Or, as my husband likes to say: Do the next thing.
Getting ahead is as brilliantly simple as that.
In Your Words: It’s Monday. Got a lot to do? Don’t worry about finishing — don’t think about Friday. What one thing do you need to do to get started?0 I like this!