“Be like a postage stamp, stick to something until you get it there.” – Josh Billings
I ran across this quote the other day and thought, wow that’s a powerful statement in just a few words, and it’s full of so much truth.
The value of a postage stamp doesn’t mean a thing if it loses its grip and comes off before it’s really needed. The package that it was attached to would never reach the intended destination or any other destination. The package could potentially just be stuck in limbo indefinitely.
Our goals and dreams, no matter how ambitious, become useless if we don’t stick to them like glue and see them through to completion. Where it’s a cure for cancer or the building of a bridge, neither will actually come into existence if we don’t first dream, then plans, then pull in the resources needed to pull it all together, then take the actions necessary to see the plans through.
Like the $100 postage placed on a package it doesn’t mean a thing if your glue isn’t any good and the stamp comes off.
Dream big, plan well, and DON’T GIVE UP!!
Just because something doesn’t work doesn’t mean it’s a failure. The only true failure is in not taking the action in the first place.
Cherry Coley ©
3 thoughts on “Stick Like Glue”
Well written… Never give up.
Love the analogy. What a great way to remember to stick with it.
I, too, like the comparison to inspire one to keep to one’s goals!