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Success Rests On Small Things

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General Colin powell writes, “Success ultimately rests on small things, lots of small things.” That is, if you want to be successful in your life, do not ignore the little guys.

Success comes from doing the little things really well. It is the key to mastery.

Success comes from mastering the fundamentals. Life is about fundamentals. It can make or break you.

If you are not successful, check how you treat the little guys in your life. The little things matter. Pay attention to them. They are what you need to get to the next level. Without them, you are not going anywhere.

“Success is not inevitable; it is within your reach.”

Success is achievable. But you cannot get there without encountering setbacks. Do not worry about your setbacks. They are a part of life. If you do not have setbacks in your life, you are not living your true life. You are not creating what you were born to create.

If you are not failing, if you are not falling, check your daily activities. Are they helping or hurting you? Are they serving or saving you?

If you want to be successful, you must pay attention to small things. Success is not inevitable. But it “rests on small things, lots of small things.”

How The Past Shapes Your Present

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You cannot live in the past, but you can live your full life in the moment. You cannot create a new life in the past, but you can create a new life in the moment.

You cannot do your best in the past, but you can do your best in the moment. So stop living in the past. Stop thinking about yesterday. It is over. It is gone! It has no control over your life any more.

The only way to live your full life is to dig deeper into your inner life. And you can only do that in the moment, not in the past.

If you want to enjoy your life, you must focus on what you are doing right now. According to Paulo Coelho, “Past and future exists only in our memory. … It isn’t what you did in the past that will affect the present. It is what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.”

If you want to redeem yourself, you must pay attention to what you are doing right now. Now has the power to change your future.

You do your best work when you pay attention to what you are doing now. Do not worry about the past. Do not worry about your tomorrow. Because if you take care of today, the moment, the present, tomorrow will take care of itself.