A Line is a Dot that Went for a Walk

One of my all time favorite quotes comes from the painter Paul Klee.

“A line is a dot that went for a walk.”

Close your eyes and picture it. A dot steps through the door; heads down the path, one step at a time, and soon you have a trail of dots … a line.

Everything you want to accomplish in life is just like that line. You start with a step, then the next, and the one after that. One consistent dot at a time, starting right where you are.

You might take an occasional hop or skip, or even a rare leap, but mostly it’s simply a series of small steps done with focus and intention.

And you just keep going until you have your line.

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