December 11, 2021

Doing (Extra)Ordinary Things

Author and activist Helen Keller on the importance of doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way:

I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. … The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”

Some of us may never get a chance to do something truly extraordinary, but we can all do ordinary things with our best effort and intention.

(Via James Clear’s excellent 3-2-1 newsletter)