“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” (Lao Tzu) It takes the Arkansas River 1469 miles to earn its grand reputation after after leaving this humble hillside. Think of the momentum it gains after falling 10,000 vertical feet in its first 125 miles, gaining added strength from a stream network covering 170,000 square miles! What journey are you embarking on?

Here are 5 basic tips:
1. Take that first step, no matter how small it may look today
2. Follow the timeless course of best practices
3. Build momentum as quickly as possible, but think long-term
4. Draw from a strong support community
5. Stay true to who/what you are

Arkansas River headwaters,
near Leadville, Colorado