Each individual movement of the second hand on a clock is tiny. From a distance, it looks as if the hand moves continuously. Unless you are really close, the time between movements are so small as to be almost imperceptible. But each tick is immediately followed by the next.
The minute hand is not much different. The distance the minute hand moves every sixty seconds is also very small. But it moves that distance anyway, relentlessly ticking forward, even if only a tiny, tiny bit.
The hour hand traces it’s slow path around the face of the clock, too, It moves so slow that it only makes its journey twice in 24 hours. But it never stops, it never waivers, and it never quits. It relentlessly follows its path.
This is how time works. It keeps moving forward whether or not you decide to do something between the ticks, between the seconds, the minutes, or the hours. But the clock provides a valuable lesson on success for those who are willing to learn: it never stops moving. It is the small, continuous, unrelenting tiny actions that lead the bigger movements that follow.
You could be just as relentless as time, just as relentless as the clock that marks time’s passing. You could decide to fill the space between the ticks with the actions that lead to larger outcomes. The time is going to pass either way.
What small actions relentlessly taken lead to the bigger outcomes you need?
What are you doing between the ticks?
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