Do what you can not what you want and sometimes magically the two will be one and the same. It’s simple really. Do what you can, for as long as you can, as much as you can, when you can, and good things will come your way. If you don’t believe me try it sometime. Don’t try it for a day or a week. Don’t do one of those thirty days to a new you routines, but try doing what you can now, today, and for a very long time to come.
That’s it. There are no secrets to success except purposeful work. Work that is tangibly done each and every day, for as little or as much as you can handle.
Develop the habit and discipline of doing something, meaningfully, and you will be amazed at the progress you make and all the good things that will happen. The universe is infinite and we can have what we dream of. Not on our time, but on her time. We can have what we dream of but we have to pay the cost of doing something and we can’t do it all when you feel like it, and we will never find enough time.
So we have to steal a little bit of time here and there, like I am this morning, writing these few words, packed ready to go to NYC and Chicago on a musical adventure. Perhaps I will write about it one day because it too has come about because of tiny little somethings that have been done over a long period of time.
Do what you can. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes because the beauty of doing a little bit each day, is that your mistakes are going to be little also. They are going to be little, and when you adjust your course and when you fix them, your results will be tremendous.
Water that falls on your hand when you open the facet will feel very gentle and warm, but one drop of it falling consistently, when it can on a rock, will eventually make a dent and if given enough time, burrow its way to the other side. I don’t recommend watching this experiment as it might take a millennium or two, but its the principals that matter.
You know what you dream of being and doing. There is no doubt in my mind that you know. You don’t act on it because the whole thing seems so big and imposing. It all seems so impossibly confusing. It does and you should do what you can. Pick something you know you need to do that will get you to where you want to be. Figure out the most efficient way and the best way to do it, then do it each and every day. Become obsessed by it like a smoker how has no prospect of finding another cigarette and they just finished their last break.
Get hungry and do what you can. Do what you can, for as long as you can, as much as you can, and when you can.
Embrace your dreams when they come calling.
Do what you can because you can.
Cover photo generously provided by photographer Adam Le Sommer.