Little Steps Reap Big Rewards

English: The Saints Rock 'n Roll and Burn that...

English: The Saints Rock ‘n Roll and Burn that Candle by Bill Haley and his Comets, Decca 1956. EP title: Music for the Boy Friend: He Digs Rock ‘n Roll. Deutsch: The Saints Rock ‘n Roll und Burn that Candle von Bill Haley and his Comets, Decca 1956. EP-Titel: Music for the Boy Friend: He Digs Rock ‘n Roll. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My friend, Joelle, wants to start a fun rock-and-roll dance class for her friends. She wants to play great music and just dance with other women. She doesn’t want to go to a fancy health club where ­muscular 20-somethings are all staring and comparing in front of the mirror. She wants to move around and have fun.

“Should I wait until I get more people?” she asked me.

“No!” I said adamantly.

“I have one or two friends who might want to start with me,” she said.

“So start small!” I said. “Start with one friend or two and then you’ll get more and more women.”

“But won’t it be strange to have such a small class?” she asked. “Maybe I should wait until I get more women.”

“You can wait and wait and never get enough women,” I said.

Don’t wait for the perfect condition, the perfect wave. It might not happen.

Make the connection, as Seth Godin writes in his blog. The rest will follow.

Take a little step and you’ll reap big rewards.

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About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is a writer living in northern Israel whose novel, A Remarkable Kindness, is forthcoming from HarperCollins in August. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, and other publications. Her first book, The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award.
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2 Responses to Little Steps Reap Big Rewards

  1. Yes Diana,
    Small steps can also be powerful…
    bne good to yourself
    David

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