Funny, sometimes I feel so alone in the world, struggling to keep up with work, family, commitments and life. I loose peace with myself and the world. But, then I realize I am not alone, as so many other people are in the same position...for what ever reason, in this crazy world we all go to fast and forget to live a happy and heathly life....
We have all heard about environmental sustainability? One of many, definition is the "Long-term maintenance of ecosystem components and functions for future generations". Environmetal sustainability is topic hot right now, you can barely pic up a magazine, a newspaper or watch tv and not see something about the environment...ECO is everywhere....maintaining our forrest, air and water resources for future generations
But, why not take that concept one step further to personal sustainability? thus..."Long-term maintenance of ones person components and functions for future generations" ??? Sounds interesting doesn't it? It's a concept that I am exploring, trying to find out how to make "ME" sustainable in "MY" environment......as I learn, I will share what is changing for me...
for today, this quote resonates with me.....as it has elements of what I am talking about....
Small efforts bring large results when repeated often enough. And anyone has the ability to make a small effort. Small efforts meet with little or no resistance.
Over time, with patience and persistence, those small efforts can steadily wear down the most formidable challenges. Often, the progress that is the most reliable and unstoppable is the progress that falls below the threshold of detection.
Though each individual effort may seem to have no effect when you make it, at some point you'll look back and realize the enormous impact of all your efforts added together.
When you seek instant gratification from every action, you make life needlessly painful and frustrating. When you choose instead to treat each moment as an opportunity to make a small, positive, long-term investment in your life, the rewards will be many and great.
Progress on your journey with one modest, joyful step at a time. By moving at a sustainable pace, you'll be able to keep moving for as long as it takes to get exactly where you choose to go. Enjoy success and fulfillment as they come, one small effort after another.
Steadily add the special value of each moment to your life, and you'll create a treasure that you can never lose. -- Ralph Marston