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Joining all the dots

One of the puzzles I enjoyed most as a child was the one with all the dots that had numbers beside them. You started at number 1 and with a pencil you would join dot 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and so on till you came to the last number.  Looking again at the page full of dots, you would clearly see a lovely sketch. One of my favourite sketches was that of a horse, which by the way I could not draw on my own, but with the aid of those dots and numbers, I created a masterpiece.

Tasks that seem impossible to achieve, when broken down into smaller steps suddenly become doable. Vincent Van Gogh the great Dutch artist said “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together”.

There is something small that you can begin to do today. There is a dot that you have come across, and it seems logical to join it to another dot you know.
The dot of my ideas, joined up with the dot of my engineering degree and I created a prototype. The dot of research, then joined with the dot of relationship and with a company we created a product. I cant wait to launch this product in the coming year.

Keep joining the dots as you find them and pretty soon, you will realise that you have created a masterpiece.