I watched as the FedEx truck snaked its way up my street — driving the length of one house and stopping, driving past a few more and stopping, and repeating the pattern most of the block.

At first, it seemed silly that the delivery person would bother to drive such small distances, but soon I realized that she had covered the half-mile, and had she walked it would have been arduous to carry packages that far — and time-consuming to walk back to her starting point.

Much of what we do in life is like that FedEx driver. We think that we’re just taking small steps and that they don’t/won’t amount to much, but in the end, it’s how all the goals are achieved. Instead of becoming overwhelmed by the length of your journey, deliver one package to one house and drive a bit more up the street. One task at a time.

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