Julie Maida Blog


“What day is it?”
It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
― A.A. Milne

One of my favorite things in the world is watching people go after what they want. It might be something super small or  a life-long dream, but it really inspires me when people start working toward their goals, and even better, accomplish them. 

Whenever I hear someone say “I would love to…” or “I wish I could…”, my immediate thought is always “Oh, but you CAN! You can do it and you would surprise yourself by how much you CAN. ” 

It’s really amazing what you can accomplish if you JUST START. Start today and just do a little bit. And then do that little bit every day and be committed to it – really committed to the little bit. And over time – you’ll see – a little bit adds up to a lot. Just like a piggy bank, your small-but-consistent-deposits add up to something big.

Before you know it, you will be able to paint, or play the piano, or speak that new language. You will exercise more, or eat better, or start that business you have always wanted to start. And you will blow yourself away and if I am lucky enough to be a witness to your amazing accomplishments, then I will be cheering you on! (Probably in my head because I am an introvert).

I heard something the other day that I thought was fitting for this topic. Someone asked, “But if I start learning to play the piano now at this age, how old will I be when I actually know how to play the piano?”

The answer? “The same age you’ll be if you don’t know how to play the piano.”

Let me encourage you: today is a great day. It’s the BEST day. It’s the best day to just start. Whatever it is, YOU can do this. 

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