If I look at the masses, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.
Mother Theresa was referring to the masses of people she cared for during her life with the above quote. But the wisdom in the quote can apply to many situations. I often apply this principle when working on something big.
Whether you’re looking to improve the lives of a specific group of individuals like the poor, the sick, elderly, oppressed, vulnerable or working on a complex personal goal,
or your goal is to create a team that’s on page and working together for a common purpose or negotiating rules of engagement between several groups with varying needs,
or you’re tackling a project like constructing a building, planting or harvesting a crop, renovating your house or designing and implementing a functional system,
you can very easily become overwhelmed if you digest it all in one gulp. When an individual looks at the entirety of a cause, project, or goal, they can become swallowed up and paralyzed by the enormity of it all.
So it really does make sense to break it down into smaller, chewable pieces.
~ DIANA’S ENORMOUS BOOK OF QUOTES ~