Never under-estimate the power of consistent incremental changes

If you have ever doubted the impact that you can make on this world, I want to point your attention towards two phenomena that will get you to see things differently: subtraction and addition.


When you take just a little bit away, things can change in a big way.

For example the Grand Canyon in Arizona is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and attains a depth of over a mile.

Do you want to know what caused it?

Consistent subtraction of the sediments from wind and water passing through the area.

The key word is consistent.


The second force, which cannot be understated either, is the power of addition.

The Largest Stalactite Organ in Luray, Virginia, has stalactite pipes covering over 3.5 acres of the cave. These pipes were formed from consistent additions of tiny sediments.

To add to that, a little bit of ingenuity made the Luray Stalactites the largest pipe organ too.


To end this, I’ll let the man close up shop for me.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Turn and face the strange)
Ch-ch-changes, just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time

David Bowie

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