There are two kinds of doing – mechanical, automatic doing, and doing according to your real wish. Take some small thing which you are not able to do, but which you wish to do. Make this your God. Let nothing interfere. Only strive to fulfill your wish. If you succeed in this small thing, I shall give you a bigger task.
At present many of you have an abnormal appetite for doing things which are too big for you. This appetite keeps you from doing the small things which you could do. Destroy this appetite. Forget these big things. Make your aim the breaking of some small habit.
-- G. I. Gurdjieff, Teachings of Gurdjieff