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Success Is Simple: Do What You Can

Success Is Simple: Do What You Can

It does not matter what obstacle you are trying to overcome, or what goal or dream you are trying to reach. No matter how crazy or difficult it may seem, do what you can do to move in that direction.

If your goal is to learn a new language so you can communicate more efficiently with your native speaking staff, and your efforts seem to make people laugh at your efforts rather than applaud then, keep trying, keep making progress not matter how slow. Sooner or later you will make it and they will appreciate the effort you make to understand them.

If your goal is to fire your boss and start your own company, and you’re scared because you don’t feel ready or have half the expertise you think is needed to get started, find out what others did in the same situation as you. If you know it’s what you want to do, take small but definite steps in the direction.

If your goal is to lose 5 kilos before the summer holidays so you don’t have to feel embarrassed to walk around in your bikini, even if you’ve tried before and it hasn’t worked, try again. Maybe all that is needed is a different approach or a new perspective. Whatever you do, do something, do what you can, and don’t give up.

There will always be something we don’t know or understand, but that should not keep us from trying to find answers and look for new solutions. There will always be obstacles that make the goals we set seem out of reach, but that should not keep us from aiming for what we want, and finding ways to go over, under, or around whatever obstacles may get in our way. There will always be people who try to discourage us from reaching for the sky, but that should not keep us from soaring and reaching even higher. There will always be something we can’t do, but that should not keep us from doing what we can. There is a great power in just getting started.

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”- John Wooden