Leaps are lies


The great leap forward is a myth.

If you notice that someone has leapt, they were actually just taking tiny, single, baby steps, one at a time. They were just doing it while you weren’t looking. Between your glances, they covered more ground than you expected – hence the leap.

We’re always looking for leaps, but to do that is to focus on the wrong thing. All we have to find are the tiny marginal gains – and then take those steps.

Just one more step forward.
Then another.
Then another.
Then another.

The trick is to keep going – no matter what.

While others hesitate, or get bored, or quit, we just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

And they will look up at us and say “wow, they’ve leapt forward”.