He made $5.6 million in 24 months.
She sold 2 million books last year.
She has over 10 million Twitter followers.
He just spoke to an audience of over 5,000 people.
We love big numbers, don’t we?
Are big numbers attached to any of your goals?
Probably so… and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Here’s the problem, though: We dream of these big numbers, but we often forget that to get to that big number, we have to start at one.
One. Yuck. Boring. Why waste my time on that?
Ever feel that way?
Or what about this: Ever hear that he booked seven figures in business last year and then look at your own business — with smaller numbers — and feel like you must be doing something wrong?
Big numbers trip us up all the time. I’m not sure if it’s society, culture, capitalism or just human nature.
But this week’s message is just a simple reminder:
EVERYTHING BIG STARTS WITH one.
Want to get a standing ovation? You have to move one person in the audience first… and then another… and then another.
Want to reach 10 million people? You have to start with one — and it may be (often is) the unlikeliest one you’d think of.
Want to make a million dollars? You have to make one dollar first… and then $10,000… then $50,000… then $100,000… then $500,000…
Want to sell 5 million books? You have to sell one first. And before that you have to write one. And before that you have to write a chapter. And before that you have to write a page.
You get the idea, I know.
So do I.
But if you’re anything like me, occasionally you forget.
Today I’m reminding myself. And you, if you need it.
What ONE thing are you going to do today?
What ONE person are you going to inspire?
What ONE person are you going to notice?
It all starts with one.