If you consistently pile on grains of sand in a localized area, you’ll eventually get a little mound. Conversely, if you consistently take away gains of sand in a localized area, a hole will begin to form.
They’re only tiny grains of sand either added or taken away. Yet, the repetitive and consistent action can eventually leave you on top of a hill or in a pit.
The idea of accumulated grains of sand serves as a great illustration for this quote by Jim Rohn. The act of adding or taking away a grain of sand is similar to the simple disciplines we practice every day. Repeated over time, they determine our success or failure.
So, are you mostly adding or taking away grains of sand? In other words, are you adding on with positive thoughts and actions or taking away with negative thoughts and actions?
If you’re feeling depleted or as if you’re deep inside a pit, know that it’s never too late to not only fill that emptiness but rise above it. Simply resolve to add a grain—a repetitive and consistent positive thought and action—one at a time.