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Starting a snowball of success

by David Specht

Dave Ramsey is well known for helping people get out of debt. His program has helped thousands, if not millions, of people.

In his process, people are advised to pay off small debts first and work their way up to their larger debts. This process is referred to as the “debt snowball.” Getting early wins by paying off small debts creates momentum and resources to tackle the larger ones.

As our community moves into a new era, we can learn something from this snowball effect. As a community, if we were to tackle some our smaller problems and get them resolved, the positive energy and momentum would snowball and provide ability and resources to tackle the larger problems.

My dad often asked the question, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is, “One bite at a time.”

Our community has much to accomplish, and many opportunities to seize. Sometimes, all the things to accomplish can seem overwhelming. In these moments, we must take it “one bite at a time.” If we do that, there are no limits to what we can accomplish.

David Specht is editor and publisher of the Minden Press-Herald.

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