Big Things Take Time


"The best time to plant a tree is twentyfive years ago.
The second best time is NOW!"

There are a bunch of things that I'm SUPER proud of coming together in my life right now.

  1. All application materials have been completed and submitted for my Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. (The only designation for professional speakers, awarded by the National Speakers Association after rigorous evaluation)
  2. I have surpassed 200 episodes of my podcast and listenership is finally growing.
  3. I am almost done getting all the data entry in to get my Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system so it will be up and running for my business.
  4. I completed a 480 mile virtual hike of the Camino De Santiago pilgrimage trail. (I'll do it in real life within the next 5 years!)

All 4 of these things have been a long time coming! I started the Camino hike in the summer of 2021 (right before I broke my ankle!). I've been chipping away at getting my CRM up and running since I bought it in early 2021. I started my podcast in 2016 and I've been working towards my CSP for 7 my whole career!!

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In today's society, there is so much immediate gratification that the big things that will take a long time to accomplish have become super uncomfortable and often feel insurmountable, but as Prince said, (and Eddie Cantor and a bunch of other people according to the internet)

"Sometimes it takes years for a person to become an overnight success!"

And of course the old Chinese proverb... that the second best time to plant a tree is NOW!

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So what is that thing that you'd like to have accomplished in a year? 5 years? 10 years? START!! The best time is NOW! Don't put it off. PUNCH IT MARGARET! Decide to work on it a little every day or week. Small bites...even TINY ones over time will add up to a mountain of success and pride and courage and confidence and belief in yourself and all that happy horse stuff!!

And I tell you this...another peak has unfolded in front of me to climb...but the view right now is glorious!

Go get 'em, Tiger!!

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