Start small

When beginning a new venture it's easy to be disheartened by those whose towers of success rise above the clouds. Standing at the bottom it's natural to feel small. But you have to remember, everything big was once just as tiny as you are now. Success is the sum of its parts. "Rome wasn't built in a day" as they say.

Celebrate being small. Small is nimble. Small is manageable. Small fits anywhere. And when things seem difficult, go smaller. Focus on your first customer, selling to one person instead of a whole market. If you can't break the project into steps, shrink the project. If you can't carry the weight, shed the load. Bite off something you can chew. Start small every day and you'll never need to go big.