Episode 75: To Go Far You Must Begin Near

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“To go far you must begin near, and the nearest step is the most important one.” ~ Krishnamurti from Think on These Things

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To Go Far You Must Begin Near

“To go far you must begin near, and the nearest step is the most important one.” ~ Krishnamurti from Think on These Things

That’s genius.

To go far you must begin near, and the nearest step is the most important one.”

Too often when we explore ideas or imagine our ideal lives, we get stuck on the FAR and we forget the NEAR. The fact is, to “go far” we MUST begin with the near. And, there’s no question the nearest step is the most important one.

This is the essence of effective living. We talk about it in different ways in various Notes, most specifically in The Power of *TED where we discuss the “dynamic tension” that exists between your ideal and your current reality--comparing it to a rubber band stretched between two fingers. If we want to reduce that tension without collapsing our ideal, we MUST accept where we are and then take the next step. Again and again and again.

So, are you getting lost in the clouds?

No sweat. As Thoreau says: “If you have built your castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

What’s your next step? It’s the most important. :)