The challenge is issued. The glove thrown. The gauntlet readied.


It can be anything. Open a book. Clean out a drawer. Write the first paragraph of your 12-page final essay. Type a page of the novel swimming in your head.

Just start.

I have a running list of things that need to be done…chores, goals, dreams. Yet I hesitate. Sometimes the motivation isn’t there. So I do nothing.

Yet this morning was different. A kind word in the form of a handwritten note from my husband ignited the wicks of all the projects. My heart soared. My energy rose. I’m invincible today.

So I’m passing on a kind word to you.

The little things you do may go unnoticed by many, but not by God. Those little things matter. Greatness is the sum of a million seemingly insignificant tasks. You are awesome, and you can accomplish anything.

[Tweet “Greatness is the sum of a million seemingly insignificant tasks. @betjett”]

We don’t have to finish everything on our lists today.

But today we’ll start.



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Bethany Jett

Bethany Jett loves sipping coffee and jamming in her planner while raising three boys with her college sweetheart Justin.

December 11, 2013

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  1. Kara

    Bethany- thanks for the encouragement…sometimes it’s the smallest start that makes the biggest impact!

    • Bethany Jett

      Agreed! Hope you were able to start something (or two things!) yesterday!!