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.
The day you have been waiting for is here. What are you going to do to embrace it? Are you still thinking of yesterday’s events, failures, mistakes, or disappointments? If you are, it is time to stop living in the past. The past is gone. The new day you have been waiting for is here. Take it!
“You cannot live your life without a problem. It is how you look at it that will separate you from the rest of us.”
It is easier to complain, blame others, criticize people than it is to prepare for the new day. If you want to live a fulfilled life, you must focus on what is happening in the moment. The moment is all that you have to make up for your past failures. If you don’t live in the moment, yesterday’s mistakes will happen again. In order to avoid that, you must do the right things right now- to focus, and to make good use of your time.
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
If you want to handle the challenges of today, you need to change your thinking. You need to stop thinking about the events of yesterday. They are not going to help you in any way. They are going to keep away from enjoying the moment. The new day comes with new opportunities, strengths, weaknesses, new thinking, new strategies, new disappointments, new failures, and new mistakes. They are part of who we are. You cannot live your life without a problem. It is how you look at it that will separate you from the rest of us.
Don’t miss the opportunities. Embrace it. Learn it. Move on.