“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.”
~ Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)
“To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being.”
~ John Lubbock (1834-1913)
“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”
~ C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)
“What I do you cannot do; but what you do, I cannot do. The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”
~ Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
Small and Significant
A clear vision of future accomplishment is indeed necessary and exciting. Yet the road to achievement is paved with many small actions – small and significant.
Small routine tasks can seem mundane. Yet imagine how things would fall apart if we simply stopped doing them. There is a way to experience value from even the smallest jobs.
Think of each action you take today – no matter how small – as another brush stroke in your personal painting of life. Choose carefully the timing, speed, color, and placement of each tiny task. Make each one with excellence.
Your enjoyment in the task and your power to achieve will increase. Best of all, your “painting” is sure to be one of outstanding beauty and fulfillment!
Here’s a great quote by Henry John Heinz…
“To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.”
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