Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Baby Steps

This blog and it's story are really amazing to me, and inspiring. If you tell the story in one sentence it's not inspirational, and sounds like luck. If you watch every step along the way, it doesn't seem so outlandish anymore. Like the guy who started with a red paperclip and traded all the way up to a house!

The great thing about the internet is that it can walk you through each step of a journey (because time and space are essentially unlimited). In the old world media, this story might be a 15 second spot on the local news, and it would have had a completely different impact.

We read about guys like Donald Trump or see him on TV. We assume there was a lot of luck and connections involved. We might want to be him, but if you look at the end result, it seems nearly impossible. BUT, if you read a blog entry of his each day from the time he started, I'll bet it would seem completely possible.

Just about anything is possible, you just have to take steps towards it, not keep wondering how to get there, or why you aren't closer.

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