The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones —Confucius

Having launched dozens of projects, both online and offline, i find this statement by the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, a timeless piece of wisdom.

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. – Confucius

The essence of the statement, is the idea that achieving great feats often requires patience, perseverance, and taking small steps toward the larger goal. These steps can remain small or even grow incrementally, but they will always start small. The most ambitious goals can be achieved through steady progress and consistent effort, and if we look at the ancient marvels of the world, like the pyramids of Egypt, you’ll understand the role of small steps/ blocks.

From a business perspective, launching a project can be stressful, if you decide to do everything in a very short time, if however you split the launch to smaller tasks, then it’s a different story. The same applies to any domain, marketing, learning, writing, etc .

Some more modern day examples of small steps that lead to great results, are these people creating forests and saving entire ecosystems:

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Abdallah Alaili

I'm a serial entrepreneur (mostly tech) and micro-investor (tiny), this is a blog to learn from other entrepreneurs and spread the wisdom to many more. You can find me on: Instagram - Twitter - Linkedin - more about me