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By Kenton Sefcik
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
Simply, what you do today is not for today, but for tomorrow. What you put into today’s activities will determine if you are successful down the road.
In the fitness and exercise world, it is pretty obvious that stacking more weight than you can handle on a barbell is dangerous. However, what you put on the rack today and how you go about your workout will determine if you will be able to put more weight on next week.
The article that you write today will not get you the book deal right away. Multiple articles over a period of time will help gain recognition in your field and lead to bigger and better things.
The blog post that you compile with all the proper categories, tags and Twitter and Facebook promotion won’t get you 10’000 readers – but it might get you one or two more regular subscribers.
The marketing plan you implement won’t get you the customers you need today, but instead will bring in people shortly – and keep the ball rolling.
The fifteen minutes of meditation might not result in a Zen-like calm for the rest of the day, but over time, you will be transformed.
The linear algebra class you’re taking won’t get you into a law firm next week, but instead is part of a bigger picture and will add up to a degree.
Look back one year, five years – even ten years. What steps have you taken in your life to get to this point? Add it all up how it applies to you: school, fitness, career, small business, wife/husband, children and friendships. You’ve already been ‘putting in work’ so you’re ready to take it to the next level.
What you want your life to look like and how you want to change it is already in motion – you just need to steer it in the right direction – one pushup, one blog post, one phone-call, one mail out, one article, one class and one hour AT A TIME.
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Editor’s Note: Kenton Sefcik is a father, husband, Registered Acupuncturist, published author and martial artist. You can read more of his ramblings at Dark Wing Chun.