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How to do great things

The secret to doing great things in life is to do the one task before you greatly. That is to say, if building a large company is your goal, then making sure to delight the one customer before you is something you must focus on solely. For things large, nothing is too little.

With each little success builds upon each other until they all become a big mountain of success in aggregate. I like to see it like rings in a ladder except this ladder can go diagonal or sideways (even downwards sometimes) but you have to have faith that what you are doing feels right and that you thoroughly enjoy what you do if reward wasn't involved.

Should you find it too hard to have faith, consider the alternative, which is to give up and not adjust and try again to reach your dream. Should you fail, it is far better to have failed at something great than to fail and do nothing special.

In short, as Steve Winwood would say, do that sweet thing you do. Perhaps that has been your home all along and you'll find others would find it inviting as well.


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