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The little things in life do matter.
Your character really isn’t formed by the big events of your life. Instead, who you are is ultimately determined by the smaller choices you make each day. When you choose to do what’s right every chance you get, you’re more likely to stick to your principles when the pressure is really on. On the flip side, if you let the small things slide, you’ll follow the path of least resistance — even if it means compromising your core values.
One small step:
John Wooden said, “Little things make big things happen.” We all play just as we practice. How you do the everyday stuff will determine how you live your life. During his 2014 commencement address to graduates at the University of Texas, Admiral William McRaven reflected on the many lessons he learned during his 36 years as a Navy Seal. The first item on his list? Make your bed every morning.
Little things, such as making your bed, set you up for success. One small accomplishment early in the day can lead to multiple accomplishments throughout the day. Plus, the person who does the little things right can probably be trusted with the bigger things in life. Jesus said the same thing more than 2,000 years ago (Luke 16:10).
Don’t overlook the small, everyday things of life — by doing the small things, you are ensuring your success in life. Neglecting them will only hinder your opportunities for real success.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 7:23 AM CDT
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