Great Acts Are Made Of Small Deeds

*Header Photo by Joshua Woroniecki on Unsplash*

At the bottom right-hand of my website, I have a daily quote section. And anyone familiar with my writing knows that I love quotes. 

I love the idea that you can take such powerful ideas and package them into neatly wrapped little gifts. 

Having such wisdom and perspective boiled down for us is something special. That’s why I make sure to remind myself daily.

And today’s quote is:

Great acts are made up of small deeds.”

—Lao Tzu

While not the most profound, it certainly makes sense. It’s a reminder that greatness takes time.

Whether it’s building a blog, climbing some competitive ladder, or accomplishing a great feat. 

Your eventual success is happening one day at a time. It’s made up of millions of small actions and decisions that will hopefully accumulate into something great. Or they won’t.

The choice is yours. It all starts with taking life one moment at a time. 

Persistence and patience leads to progress.

We are what we repeatedly do. Greatness then is not an act, but a habit”


Thanks for reading!

Have a wonderful day and let’s do some great things!

15 thoughts on “Great Acts Are Made Of Small Deeds

  1. It’s so easy to forget those small steps add up to a great journey when we look back in two, five, ten, years. But if we turn around in day 1 we can psyche ourselves out because we want to be at the finish line. Our we can get bogged down by looking at the big picture and spend all our time thinking. When really, at times zooming in to focus on achievable chunks, those “small deeds” as Lao Tzu says, that will help us take action.

    Thank you for sharing these quotes and this encouragement. 😊


  2. Hi Evan
    It’s been a while… and you have me a little bit concerned about you…. like a mother hen 😛
    How are you? Here’s hoping that you see this and let us know that you’re okay.
    I am sure I am not the only one missing your posts 😉


  3. At times it feels as though you ain’t making any progress however just like you put it repetition is the key to greatness . I love the fact you encourage the importance of making a decision because with a made up mind you go wherever you want whenever you fell is fit to do so . well done on a short and a great post keep up the good work .


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