Taking small steps

“Life is a process of change, and the future does not equal the past. Yet what will come, what you will have, begins with what is here and now. You can take what you have even now and point it in any direction you wish.” – Ralph Marston

Did you ever notice that a big part of today includes taking steps that will improve tomorrow?

Example: As young students, we’re given homework today to be turned in tomorrow. If we play sports, we spend lots of time practicing today for a game tomorrow, or a game next week.

After high school or college, we develop a resume’ to improve our chances for a job tomorrow. Then after we get the job, we begin to prepare for the work it entails.

Planning is a fundamental part of life. We plan constantly…for our education, our career, our family, or our future.

Maybe we do this instinctively because the world is a chaotic place. Unexpected events – both good AND bad — will always occur.

Therefore, we must plan so we can gain more control over our destiny.


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Rix Quinn

Rix Quinn is a former magazine editor and now a syndicated columnist for over 100 weekly newspapers. He holds degrees from Texas Christian University and California State University.

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