Leverage

Engraving from Mechanic’s Magazine (cover of bound Volume II, Knight  & Lacey, London, 1824). Courtesy of the Annenberg Rare Book &  Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. [1]   Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

Engraving from Mechanic’s Magazine (cover of bound Volume II, Knight & Lacey, London, 1824). Courtesy of the Annenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.[1] Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

“Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I will move the Earth”.

We tend to focus on the lever, but the ‘place to stand’ is just as important.

Without sure footing, the lever can’t get purchase.

When you know the essentials are being done consistently, you can experiment at the edges to make things better.

Discipline makes daring possible.