For three long years, Michelangelo chipped away at a block of stone that others had walked away from, and tap by tap, he transformed his dream into a reality. In January 1504, he unveiled his statue of David.
He knew that long lasting success did not come quickly or easily, but rather, it was the result of patiently chipping away at his goal each and every day.
Many of us spend time to develop a grand vision for our life, but then we quickly become impatient to make our vision a reality. All too often we become frustrated with our lack of progress and eventually give up on our goal entirely.
It is a rare individual who can combine the ability to visualize their goal with the patience to take the small daily steps necessary to transform that vision into reality.
Approach your own goals in the same way that Michelangelo approached the creation of the statue of David.
Even though your current reality may resemble the worn out block of marble, challenge yourself to look deeper to find the hidden opportunity that is waiting to be realized.
Once you have identified your objective, resist the urge to become impatient. Instead, develop a mindset of quiet anticipation and chip away at your goal a little each day.
By combining vision with patience, nothing will stop you from creating your own masterpiece.
Taken from - http://www.anthonyfernando.com/2010/01/15/a-success-lesson-from-the-past
"The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."- Mark Twain