You Can Do Anything, If You’ll Start With This

You Can Do Anything, If You’ll Start With This

My friend has been stuck for months trying to start a clothing company that serves women in the third world. She is insanely creative, but internal resistance has been eating her lunch. She finally decided to start small. This email from her made me smile.

I made a deal with myself. I have to spend at least two hours a day in my sewing room (garage). I am working on a shirt right now. I’m so excited about it. It’s going to be one of those shirts that every girl will want in her closet…

I have been driving into SA and checking out the boutiques. I am going to keep it simple so I don’t freak out. I’m working on two pieces then I’m going to take them to some of the places I’m interested in and see what happens. I’m not even worried about making them in a bunch of different sizes and all that stuff the books I have read say to do. It’s just too much for me. I’m just going to make two pieces and go for it.

If no one likes them then I haven’t wasted a ton of time and money and I can just wear them myself. If they like them then I can figure out what to do then. Just taking one day at a time. When I get frustrated I make something small so I can feel confident again. I’m not even worried about tags and labels. Just concentrating on cutting and sewing, nothing else. I’ll send you a picture as soon as I get one made. It should be soon.

Bam! That’s what I’m talking about! Makes me so happy I could cry.

Hey you! Yes, you. You can do just about anything if you will start small. You can write a book. You can start a company. You can start a ministry. You can salvage that ailing marriage. You can get out of debt.

Take small steps every day and you will look back a year from now and be amazed how far you came. Celebrate small victories.

I’ve only seen a few instances when God created something from nothing, but I’ve seen extraordinary things happen when God blesses something that starts small.

Give God something to bless. Do your part and God will do his. Start small!