Built Little by Little

After digging deep and laying down its foundation, a building is built one floor at a time.

A successful business with loyal customers is built one loyal client referring another potential client. Yes, referrals and word of mouth are still the most effective way of marketing. So be remarkable in dealing with every client. (Mass marketing is dead. Niches are the thing.)

A successful blog is built one blog post at a time. It takes years to build a successful blog. I read somewhere (I just couldn't find the exact article) that it takes an average of four years before a blog succeeds. Unfortunately, most bloggers quit after a year or two of blogging.

A successful career is usually built not by solving one big problem, but by solving one small problem after another. That one big deal or breakthrough leading to a promotion rarely happens. (Most of the time, it happens only in the movies.) We usually get evaluated based on a series of smaller actions or achievements, not one single big act.

These little things (and actions) tend to add up.

If you want to achieve something great in your life, maybe a great business, a great career, or something else, you need to be remarkable in the little things.

All you need to do is to take the first step and then the next step and then the next.

But in every step, be remarkable.

How can you be remarkable today?