The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish something. The strongest, by dispensing his over many, may fail to accomplish anything. The drop, by continually falling, bores its passage through the hardest rock. The hasty torrent rushes over it with hideous uproar, and leaves no trace behind.
Thomas Carlyle, essayist and historian (1795-1881)
The world’s problems are big, and sometimes it feels like any action we take would be too small to make a difference. But the drop of water didn’t worry about boring its way through the rock. It just dropped. It was followed by another drop. And another drop. Each tiny action was followed by other tiny actions. These consistent actions are no match for the hardest of rocks.
In the same way, no action you take is too small. Not if it’s followed by another action. And another action.
Don’t worry about the size of the task. Your job is to do your small part over and over and over.
Given time, no problem can withstand the small, but consistent actions we give to fix it.
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