How often do we suffer from the “curse of planning”, where everything is on its way but at the end of the day nothing eventuates? Opportunities can occur by themselves but can also be promoted. In fact, I quite like the expression “taking many small steps in rapid succession”… 🙂
If we just worry about the big picture, we are powerless. So my secret is to start right away doing whatever little work I can do. I try to give joy to one person in the morning, and remove the suffering of one person in the afternoon. If you and your friends do not despise the small work, a million people will remove a lot of suffering.
Sister Chan Khong, Vietnamese Nun and Peace Activist