Do you see your mission and your goals clearly? And how do you feel about small steps – do you give yourself credit for them, do you celebrate your small accomplishments?
Story: A man was walking along the beach when he noticed a young boy apparently picking something off the ground and throwing it out into the sea. As the man got closer to the boy he saw that the objects were starfish. And the boy was surrounded by them. For miles and miles all along the shore, there seemed to be millions of them.
„Why in the world are you throwing starfish into the water”, he asked the boy as he approached.
„If these starfish are on the beach tomorrow morning when the tide goes out they will die”, replied the boy, continuing with his work.
„But that’s ridiculous”, cried the man. „Look around you. There are thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish. How can you believe that what you’re doing could possibly make a difference”? The young boy picked up another starfish, paused thoughtfully, and remarked as he tossed it out into the waves, „It makes a difference to this one”. (by Loren Eisley)
Moral: What is never attempted will never be accomplished; even the smallest of efforts defeats apathy.
Question: Who or what are the ‘starfish’ that you want to save?
Manuela Zeitlhofer | Mental Fitness Coach