“Success will never be a big step in the future; success is a small step taken just now.”

Jonatan Martensson

Success isn’t a colossal leap, a high jump reaching into a distant, foggy future. No, success is more of a hop, a small stride. It’s the step you’re taking right this second. The step that quivers at the edge of your comfort zone, teetering between safety and the unknown.

Imagine success as a mosaic, a colossal artwork of stunning complexity. Yet, upon closer inspection, it’s merely a compilation of tiny, intricate tiles. Each one representing a decision, an action, a single step taken. Some tiles are imperfect, chipped or slightly askew. But together, they form something remarkable, something successful.

Success is no future mountain peak, no distant summit waiting for your flag. It’s the dirt beneath your boots, the path you’re walking just now. Embrace the next step, even if it seems small. Because success isn’t a single leap. It’s a thousand tiny steps, just like the one you’re about to take.

Stephen Boudreau serves as VP of Brand and Community at Virtuous Software. For over two decades, he has helped nonprofits leverage the digital space to grow their impact. To that end, Stephen co-founded RaiseDonors, a platform that provides nonprofits with technology and experiences that remove barriers to successful online fundraising. He is an avid (but aging) soccer player, audiobook enthusiast, and the heavily-disputed UNO champion of his household.

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