In my book, Overcoming Underearning, there’s a story about a snail climbing a cherry tree in the middle of winter. A beetle looks down, spies the snail slowly inching up the frozen bark, and cries out, “There ain’t no cherries up here.”
Unfazed, the snail replies, “There will be by the time I get there.”
That little snail offers us a potent formula for financial success. Think big. Act small. And, no matter what, never, ever stop until you attain your goal.
The idea is that if you do something everyday, no matter how small, no matter how brief, you will eventually arrive at your destination.
But it’s not just the practical, external steps that matter. The inner work is a critical factor.