Habit #16 If You Can Do One. You Can Do More.

Rebecca Scott
4 min readMar 29

If you can do one. Keep going.

Don’t walk away.

Photo by Christophe Dion on Unsplash

There is no overnight success formula. Those people and companies that look like they came out of nowhere, they didn’t show up overnight. They came from a lot of hard work (likely years), risks of all sizes, and long hours.

They went through their version of what you are looking at right now. They started at zero and learned how to do one. Then they took what they learned while doing one and did another one slightly better.

By continuously learning and repeating they got to the point where it from the outside looking in, people call them overnight success stories.

If you can make one blog post — then you can do another.

If you can make one sale — then you can do another.

If you can do one push-up — then you can do another.

If you can invest $1 — then you can invest $2.

Stop limiting yourself to your current level.

You weren't born to be average. Stop limiting yourself.

The amazing thing about pushing your boundaries is you learn and get stronger every time.

There will be set backs off all sizes. That’s where you learn.

And to say the obvious again you won’t be able to do 100 push-ups your first time. It will take time to build up to it. The only way to get there is to keep learning, adjusting, and doing one more consistently.

In Atomic Habits, James Clear writes about how it you do 1% more everyday, then you’ll be 365% better in a year from now. But there is a catch. You have to consistently work at it. If you want to achieve that dream more than anything then you have to work at it everyday.

Somedays working on your dream will be reading a book or watching a YouTube video that teaches you more about it or another skill you need to add more to your life.

You can read about personal development or wealth building and be focused on opening your own retail store at the same time. Every bit of knowledge you gain means you earn 1% more towards where you want to go.

Rebecca Scott

I’m a Labrador lover, learning addict, keep it simple activist, and a Canadian East Coast girl just trying to earn my Crazy Aunt Mug.