@Peter Grob via flickr
We are inundated by stories of high achievers: the fifteen-year-old who invented a cheap and effective test for pancreatic cancer, sports stars who go on streaks, award winners, and the Jeopardy champion.
Forget about them.
Today I want to recognize those who simply put one foot in front of the other. One small step.
It doesn’t matter if they did it with supreme confidence.
It doesn’t matter if that step brought them closer to changing the world.
It doesn’t matter if they received a standing ovation.
It doesn’t matter that they crossed a finish line.
It doesn’t matter that they weren’t handed a shiny statue.
It doesn’t matter that no cash was involved.
Part of the reason we don’t achieve the success we want to is that we expect something epic to occur with alarming frequency. It doesn’t work that way. And it’s okay.
They did it. You did it. Congratulations!