Take a Step, Then Another

Take One Step, Then Another“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Quote of the Day.

Take a step.  A simple command, but one that is often difficult to complete when we are assailed with the problems of life.  Sometimes taking one more step toward our goal is the last thing we want to do.  It is often easier, by far, to lay down and rest.  But that will not get us to our goals!

Persistence is based on action – action, without ceasing, in the face of adversity and opposition.  This action is never easy, however, and if we make the mistake of looking at all of the miles that stand between us and our goal, the distance becomes a daunting task which overwhelms us.

Any long distance runner will tell you that the key to running a marathon is to take one step at a time:  one step, then another.  When exhaustion sets in they continue with the same plan.. one step, then another.  The same is often true in life.  If we can develop persistence within ourselves, we will be able to summon the strength necessary to keep going when we feel like giving up.

Read back to the 10 Tips to Develop Persistence and look at tip #7, “Use Daily Action to Establish a Habit of Persistence”.  Start developing a habit of action for the little things of life, and you will develop the persistence to survive the marathons of life!


About Antoine de Saint-Exupery:  Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 – 1944) was a French writer, poet and aviator best known for his book The Little Prince, one of the best-selling books ever published.

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