Daily LaunchTip September 9, 2008

From Victoria Colligan, Founder, Ladies Who Launch:

"Often we procrastinate starting a new project, embracing a new strategy, or launching a new business due to feeling overwhelmed by the grandeur of our vision and not knowing what to do first. The best advice I ever received regarding fulfilling my dreams was to take one small step every day in some direction without passing judgment on whether it is right or having attachment to a specific result. The tagline of Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point is ‘How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.’ Approaching a project as a series of small steps allows us to break down its enormity and narrow our focus.

The only hitch is this: If you want to catapult something to a higher level, the ‘step’ should feel just a little bit uncomfortable and maybe even counterintuitive. Send a tough e-mail, make an intimidating phone call, join a new group, or attend an event by yourself. Over and over again, I have experienced, as well as witnessed, this phenomenon in our Featured Lady success stories: The domino effect of taking small, uncomfortable steps is unparalleled and will lead you almost magically forward, producing real and tangible results.

Once you gain momentum, this process actually becomes fun and something you will look forward to each day because of the unexpected results you will no doubt experience. The bottom line is that you never know when your tipping point of success is going to occur. Success, big or small, never happens overnight (despite what we may be led to believe by others or the media). The only way to experience it is to take steps toward it every day. At some point, if you are persistent, tenacious, and passionate about your endeavors, you will experience the tipping point and your business will take on a life of its own.”

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