The young salesman approached the farmer and began to talk excitedly about the book he was carrying. "This book will tell you everything you need to know about farming," the young man said enthusiastically. "It tells you when to sow and when to reap. It tells you about weather, what to expect and when to expect it. This book tells you all you need to know."

"Young man," the farmer said, "that's not the problem. I know everything that is in that book. My problem is doing it."

Joseph Gosse in "Inexhaustible Springs," Spiritual Life by Joseph Gosse


To Practice This Thought:
Consider one project you are having trouble finishing. What is the first thing you need to do on it?


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