There are things we can control and things we cannot. As is so often the case, small things that we can control make a huge difference, as these quotes attest:
"I don't take on big things. What I do, pretty much, is make the big things small and the small things big." Larry David
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." Mother Teresa
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." Vincent Van Gogh
"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." Napoleon Hill
"Notice the small things. The rewards are inversely proportional." Liz Vassey
"You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction." Alvin Toffler
"Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you." Jim Rohn
"On grass, it can be the small things that decide a match." Caroline Wozniacki
"Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth." James 3:4
"I do small things. I try to do good things every day." Jackie Chan
Very often the small things make all the difference. Does your partner ever make a kind comment, leave you a note of encouragement or love (or do you)? If we can do small things consistently, we stand a much better chance of being successful.
What are the odds that someone who makes regular kindness a habit will do something big that loses trust or creates sadness or disappointment? What are the odds that if they do make a mistake that they are going to be forgiven quickly because of the accumulated trust?
The same applies to losing weight, achieving a project on time and on budget, planning a vacation, or any other worthwhile thing. So, here is a little dose of encouragement to pay attention to the small things and have a big impact.
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