Super Quotes #19
Planting a tree, greatness from small beginnings, and responding to life.
“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
— Warren Buffett, Investor and CEO
There will be things you work on in your life where you won’t see the results right away. It could be weeks, months, or even years before you see the fruits of your labour.
But that doesn’t mean your day-to-day actions aren’t important. In fact, they’re the most important thing because it’s those little actions that lead to great achievements in the long run. What you do today matters, even if it takes a long time for the results to show.
“Greatness from small beginnings.”
— Sir Francis Drake, English Explorer
No matter where you are, no matter how small you start, you can become great. In fact, all great things start out as very small:
The seed of a large oak tree
The founding of a global business
The first word written for a new best-selling book
You’ll always start your journey small, that’s just how life is. But the beauty of it is that there’s no limit to how big you can grow. Greatness awaits you no matter where you begin.
“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
— Lou Holtz, American Football Coach
You never know what life is going to throw at you. Sometimes it will be easy, fun, and happy… other times it will be hard, scary, and sad. The events that you experience in life are outside of your control…
But what is fully in your control is your response to those events:
The decision to give up or keep going in the face of challenges is always up to you
Your mentality about a situation whether good or bad is always up to you
What you do with your time in each moment is always up to you
This is an empowering challenge. It’s a challenge for you to take responsibility for your life. It might be scary at first, but you must see it as an opportunity to build the life of your dreams.