Niagara Falls on the borders of New York, in the United States and the province of Ontario in Canada, is one of the largest and most impressive waterfalls in the world. The sheer volume of water passing over the falls and the power generated from it is enormous. For example, every minute some 12 million cubic feet (340,000 cubic meters) of water pour over the falls. That’s enough to fill about 700 Olympic sized swimming pools or the equivalent to 379,000 tons of water every minute of every hour of every day. Such a vast amount of water generates enough power to accommodate, altogether, 6 hydroelectric plants, which produce some 3½ million kilowatts of electricity. Now, without question, that’s a great deal of power, but here’s my point: For all its beauty and impressiveness, Niagara Falls, in fact every waterfall, started out in life as a single drop of water! Think about it. A single drop of water mingles with another and another to form a small puddle or pool. The pool then converges with other pools and begins to trickle downhill as a tiny stream. Other streams then come together and form a river. Finally, as the river continues downhill towards the sea it combines with others and the end result is a massive expanse of water such as the Niagara River and falls. All this from single drops of water and relentless persistence. Likewise with you: No matter where you start from or however little you start with, providing you put in the effort and are heading in the right direction with relentless persistence, you too, over time, can and will achieve amazing and impressive results.

R. Ian Seymour

R. Ian Seymour, excerpt from Discover Your True Potential