Dream Big, Build It Small, but Daily

Even the longest of the journeys begins with the first step.
Even the longest of the journeys begins with the first step.

Pursuing long-term goals is something we can do only by setting coherent short-term goals.

We can grow an ambition to achieve a big goal in our life. If we look at that North Star shining in the foggy sky of our dream, we risk keeping it where it is, a dream. That future context, when we will be successful at what we want to achieve, needs to be discounted to the present. And capitalized. It’s only by investing a small sum, a little effort, every day, in a consistent way, that we can see that North Star approaching our reality.

Walking 1’000 Km in a year

In 2017 I had any possible pain: neck, shoulders, back, legs, feet. If we went for a short walk, I would cry. Tears would slide down my cheeks, and I would not be for the joy of meeting you.

By crying, I started to put my body together. I would walk every day. Why? Because I couldn’t go on like that.

Long story short. Every year I’ve waked 1’000 km. My life changed. I have no pains. I sleep better. I feel better.

Writing 500’000 words in a year

Starting to walk when that action procures tears to you means you need long walks to get accustomed to it. Those were the moments when I began to listen to audiobooks and podcasts and record my thoughts. Thanks to audio transcribing tools, I started to collect a lot of journal entries. I got the habit of walking, talking and transcribing, daily. This opened my interminable flow of thoughts, ideas, desires.

When I put together 356 days of writing, I got half a million words on paper. I was amazed. How was it possible to write so much. After all of those years without collecting a word.

Then I started a blog. Then a challenge to write and publish an article per day.

This is my 149th daily article published in a row.

Creating an online community of Creative People

How could I reuse all of those words? I’ve learned so much on my skin about creativity, habit-forming, tools and techniques to ideate, connecting concepts, publishing.

That is why I created CREAZEE. In April 2021, 15 Challengers are making a habit of creating every day. We’re only at Day 13, and we have already produced thousands of words.

And that is not my job. I did all of the previous as a side-hustle while carrying one extended family through a Pandemic.

Do it small but do it every day

We need a system to follow daily, to create small contributions bringing us to more complex successes. We can achieve significant objectives only by creating a habit. That is the system that we need because we can win big only if we win small, every day. 

Start now by doing a little thing, and keep on doing it, every day. You’ll reach the stars without even realizing it.


I am Massimo Curatella, and this is my DAY 13 Article in the CREAZEE Daily Writing Challenge and my 150th daily article in a row.

By Massimo Curatella

Learning Experience Facilitator.

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