Steadiness in small things has great consequences

I’m impressed by the idea that the steady pursuit of small things can have great consequences.

Rudy Giuliani noted that crime in New York City decreased when they began enforcing the “petty” crimes: “If you want to change big things, you pay attention to small things.” (Via 37Signals.com.)

The Book of Mormon prophet Alma similarly noted that “by small and simple things are great things brought to pass”. (Alma 37:6-7)

Modern prophets repeatedly enjoin steadiness, including daily scripture study and prayer. The promised results are huge.

A new company called FeedCycle.com allows you to create RSS feeds that are delivered over time. You could create a feed to deliver a passage of scripture each day, or to deliver one lesson from a sales presentation to your sales staff each week. You choose the content and the pace.

Like the pyramids and character, building great things takes time, and it’s usually just 1 day, then another, then another.

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