“First do what is necessary. Then do what is possible. And before you know it, you will be doing the impossible.” St. Francis of Assisi
Saw this quote today in a book I’m reading and immediately highlighted, underlined, and dog-eared the page it was on because I found it so inspirational and motivating.
What kind of person do you want to be? What do you strive to be? It all starts with ourselves. Here’s my mini-interpretation:
Do what’s necessary – I interpret this to mean you take necessary steps to start the process. You establish a goal. You determine exactly what you want and literally create the path to get it.
Then do what is possible – I assume this to mean you do what you can with what you got. You learn, you grow, you move up and move on, all the while staying focused on improving yourself.
Before you know it, you will be doing the impossible – As you have now learned alot and grown, you set your goals even higher. You don’t see any achievement as being so distant and unrealistic. You’re constantly reaching higher and higher, never settling for anything less than your best.