What a great quote by Timothy Jerriss.
As I pondered this quote yesterday, I couldn’t help but think how many of my dreams have become a reality because of an initial first step, and this step is the hardest because it demands these key things.
- A huge degree of faith. You can imagine a great dream but you can’t touch it or feel it. In order to begin making a dream a reality you have to take that leap of faith.
- Don’t look to have all of the answers before you begin. This will only slow you down like quicksand.
- Don’t believe that obstacles are insurmountable. Slowly progress through them. Don’t look at your challenges as one mass of solid concrete but rather as a pile of stones that you can remove one at a time.
- Patience-”Above, all trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progress that is made by passing through some stages of instability-and that it may take a very long time. And so it is with you; your ideas mature gradually-let them grow, let them shape themselves without undue haste….” — Pierre Teilhard De Chardin