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Arranging Stepping-Stones

The greatest achievements were obtained by those who took one step after the next. They resolved to succeed, and moved little by little toward a worthwhile goal.

Temporary obstacles in one situation are very often stepping stones to remarkable blessings. Be grateful even for setbacks, for each contains the seed of an equal or greater blessing.

By infusing your thoughts with love and faith, you will build the tenacity and spiritual fitness needed to meet every obstacle with resolve. You will greet each morning with anticipation. Your God-given purpose will sparkle in your eyes and fill your heart with authentic joy.

Even the most mundane tasks can be viewed as small stepping stones on a far-reaching journey. Like small brushstrokes in a beautiful painting, each small action will contribute to its perfection; craft each one with care and excellence.

Our stepping stones, arranged carefully, place us in an advantageous position for moving forward. They become part of a pathway filled with beautiful rewards today and tomorrow.

Ask yourself: What are the stepping stones I can see now that could lead toward my goals? How can I best arrange them so that my next step brings me nearer to my desired achievements?

It doesn't matter if the stream is narrow or wide. Your goal may be attainable next week or seem years beyond the horizon. There is always that first stepping-stone to start you on the journey.

Faith places every stepping stone within reach. May the love and faith in your heart illuminate the path before you today. Step forward, and you'll be on your way!

© Copyright 2005 by Steve Brunkhorst. Steve is a professional life success coach, motivational author, and the editor of Achieve! 60-Second Nuggets of Inspiration, a popular mini-zine bringing great stories, motivational nuggets, and inspiring thoughts to help you achieve more in your career and personal life. Get the next issue by visiting

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