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"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn." --Ralph Waldo Emerson
A few thoughts on the power of the word one, as in: one thing leads to another. You find a quote that inspires, a beautiful photo (hats off to this photographer, isn't it a beautiful scene?), more quotes and you're off on a quest. What have others said on the subject of "one"?
"Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall." --Oliver Goldsmith
"Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea." --Jim Rohn
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." --Thomas A. Edison
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." --Abraham Lincoln
"Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." --Ronald Reagan
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one." --Mark Twain
"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." --Robert Brault
"Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself." --Julia Cameron
"One song can change a moment, one idea can change a world, one step can start a journey, but a prayer can change even the impossible." --Unknown
In the same spirit of the word one:
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." --Martin Luther King Jr.
And: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." --Lao Tzu, Chinese Philosopher (604 BC-531 BC).
[Wordsense suggests that this familiar quote might also be interpreted: "The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one's feet."]
Anything here speak to where you are at the moment in your work? Any favorite inspirational thoughts you might add? What is one thing that helps you stay the course?