OverwhelmedAuthor: Catherine Pulsifer ©2008
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How many times have you felt overwhelmed by the sheer size of a problem, task, or a goal?
For most people, the hardest part in moving forward is taking that first step. You could end up creating "a thousand forests", but nothing will be achieved until you take that first step.
The results of doing that "one" act could dramatically influence the lives of thousands of people.
Take, for example, the quest to put a man on the moon. Was it a little problem? Obviously not. How was it accomplished? By taking that first step, then another, then ...
You may be inspired to take action by knowing that many years ago the saying, "reach for the stars", was taken very seriously by only a few. This is especially noteworthy when most people said it was impossible!
Next time you are feeling overwhelmed remember the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn", and take that first step!
And as you take that first step always remember the saying:
"From little acorns grow mighty oaks"
Don't try and do it all at once, remember the acorn.
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