Whatever it is you need to achieve in life, take everything in stride, one tiny step at a time.
Don’t build mountains in your mind. Don’t try to conquer the world all at once. When you seek instant gratification you make life unnecessarily painful and frustrating. When you choose instead to treat each moment as an opportunity to make a small, positive, investment in the present moment, the rewards come naturally.
Although each individual effort in each moment may seem to have an insignificant impact when you make it, at some point you’ll look back and realize the momentous impact these moments created once they were added together. By moving at this sustainable pace, you’ll be able to continue moving forward for as long as it takes to get precisely where you need to go.
Take a step now, then another, and keep on stepping. You are responsible for getting what you need in life. It always comes down to your actions in the present moment. You choose: either action and results, or inaction and excuses. You can’t have both.
You may not feel like taking another step right now, and that’s fine. Take a break, rest, and then take another step as soon as possible. Know that the pain of discipline and persistence is far less than the pain of regret. No one has ever given their needs their best shot and regretted it.