Vincent Van Gogh famously said, "Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." This quote perfectly encapsulates the essence of tackling any ambitious project... it's the consistent accumulation of small steps that ultimately leads to great achievements.

Embarking on a big project, task, or course often begins with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Excitement to get your teeth into something new, and yet a little nervousness may creep in about whether or not you can actually do it, or complete it. The fear of failure or the uncertainty of completion may even paralyse a person, preventing him or her from ever taking that crucial first step.

However, the key to unlocking progress lies not in sudden bursts of motivation, but in the power of consistent, incremental action. Self-motivation, self-discipline, and a healthy dose of self-belief are essential ingredients in our recipe for success. But even more crucial is the commitment to show up – to dedicate a designated amount of time, be it an hour a day or a week, to chipping away at the larger goal. As you slowly accumulate, and witness your small efforts, your confidence grows, as does your self-belief. Remember, every small input, every hour dedicated, brings you closer to your goal.

So, the next time you find yourself staring down the tunnel of a daunting project, remember the wisdom of Van Gogh. Don't be worried or intimidated by the enormity of the task. Instead, start small. Break down the whole into manageable steps. Make a promise to yourself to show up, consistently, and be sure to celebrate or congratulate yourself on the small wins along the way ;)

The power of progress lies in the unwavering dedication to taking those small, consistent steps. Because just as Van Gogh described, great things truly are done by a series of small things brought together.