Think of something big you want to accomplish in life.
Create a successful business, write a well acclaimed book, go to mars, learn 5 languages…
Whatever It is you’ve set your mind on, there’s you, your goals, and a bunch of unknown, terrifying, exhilarating, rock bottom, uncomfortable things standing in between of where you are and where you want to go.
Big picture goals are like a large realistic painting you view at a distance. When you get closer, you realize the picture was made from dabs of different colors and strokes of movement. Mistakes, creative epiphanies, techniques and layer and layers of work and expression are what turns stretched canvas and some tubes of paste into a masterpiece that resonates through time.
It’s the same with our big goals in life. It’s hard to see how a BIG goal is made when you’re starting at ground zero looking up at this looming mountain, lacking a Sherpa to guide the way. You want to get to the top, but how?
Doing even just a tiny amount of consistent and deliberate work dedicated to accomplishing your goal will accumulate up over time.
1% doesn’t just add up, it multiplies. The more consistent and good you get at something you love, the more you’ll want to do it.
What’s one small thing you can do today — right now — to get you one step closer to your goal?
Start with 1%, Stick with at least 1%, and one day you’ll be in the top 1%.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner