Vincent Van Gogh said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” The little things have the power to change our lives. The problem is, we pay more attention to the big things than to the small things.
Why? People believe that it is the big things that can change their lives, their situations. They ignore the little things because they believe, in their minds, that it is the big things that can move mountains. How wrong!
The little things can change your life. If you want to build great relationships, for example, you need to pay attention to the little things that are important to people, such as respect. You cannot win people to your camp without a clear awareness of the little things that make them happy, or that make them sad. It is important to know about the little things that make people who they are, because it will make it easier for you to connect with them.
Notice the little things that make people strong, and you will enjoy working with people. They will enjoy working with you, too. Paying attention to the little things matter, because human beings matter.