The Simple Secret to Achieving More: Just One More Step

“Little by little, one travels far.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

On the road to success, it’s easy to overlook the small steps, focusing instead on the giant leaps. However, true progress often lies in the details—the minor, seemingly insignificant actions we take every day. This idea of incremental effort is a powerful tool for personal and professional growth.

Imagine if you decided to make just one more effort each day. One more phone call to a potential client, one more email to network, or even one more paragraph written on your presentation. These actions might seem small, but over time, they accumulate and transform into substantial achievements.

Ray Kroc’s success with McDonald’s didn’t come from a single, revolutionary change; instead, it came from the consistent application of small improvements—perfecting the menu, standardizing the service, and incrementally refining operations. Each of these steps, small on their own, collectively revolutionized the fast-food industry.

Every extra effort you make is a building block for your success, no matter how insignificant it may seem at the moment.

Action Step: Identify one area of your life or work where you can apply the “one more” strategy. It could be anything from making one more sales call to spending one more minute on your personal development each day. Commit to this for a month and watch how these small increments pave the way to greater achievements.

This approach doesn’t require monumental changes; it simply asks for one more effort. And the beauty of this strategy is that it’s sustainable. Unlike drastic measures that can lead to burnout, making one more effort is a gentle yet powerful way to push your limits.

To learn more about transforming your life and business with simple, incremental steps, be sure to check out our book of the week: “The Power of One More” by Ed Mylett.

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