We think of the Mississippi as a mighty force, which it is, but I want to talk about the headwaters near Lake Itasca in Minnesota. It’s pretty ordinary looking, eh? Little more than a stream. Here’s a video I took from there.
There, the average flow rate is 6 cubic feet per second. By the time it reaches New Orleans, the average flow rate is 600,000 cubic feet per second.
Next time someone tells you something little can’t become something big, remember the Mississippi River. Next time someone tells you you’re not skilled enough or impressive enough or any other “enough,” remember the Mississippi.