Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Inch by Inch

The wisdom of the week today at kickboxing was "Inch by inch, it's a cinch; by the yard is really hard." Tell yourself you're going to sit down and write a novel, and it may never happen. Put down a few words at a time, and you may find you have a chapter, or two. Lose 20 pounds in a week? How about a pound here and there for a while? Try to start high jumping with the bar at 6 feet? Right. But raise that bar a quarter of an inch at a time, and who knows? At a minimum, it's a lot less likely that you'll give up, and a lot more likely that you'll be farther along than you thought next time you look.

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