It-is-a-lot-likeIn his book of essays titled “Palm Sunday” novelist Kurt Vonnegut says of writers,

“Our power is patience. We have discovered that writing allows even a stupid person to seem halfway intelligent, if only that person will write the same thought over and over again, improving it just a little bit each time.  It is a lot like inflating a blimp with a bicycle pump.  Anybody can do it.  All it takes is time.”

I love that thought “inflating a blimp with a bicycle pump” and my suspicion is that this doesn’t just apply to writing novels, but other ventures as well.

Too often we are looking for the shortcut, the hack or the instant outcome, but what if success took a lot longer?

So if you’re looking to start a business, run a marathon, travel around the world, pay off your mortgage or make a positive difference in an important social justice issue, grab your bicycle pump and start working.

It may seem as though you’re not making a dent for a while, but every action that you take helps and eventually, that blimp will become inflated.

And remember, “Anyone can do it.  All it takes is time!”

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