Go for the low hanging fruit first. Don’t spin your wheels trying to grab the big prize and run out of resources while you’re reaching. Take note of the little events that occur all around you during the day. They may bring unexpected opportunities that help you grab the little successes that are hanging all around you. They will keep you going as things pick up and carry you to the bigger rewards down the road.
Sometimes we get so focused on the big events that we miss all the little opportunities along the way. Stop and smell the roses isn’t just a euphemism that’s nice to think about. It has value and truth to it as well.
Those little stops bring you little successes. Those little successes can fund the next section of your journey. Each one building on the previous accomplishment takes you higher up the ladder where you can finally reach for, and more importantly attain your bigger goals or dreams.
The big events don’t come along very often in life. If you wait for them to happen to celebrate, you’ll miss out on a lot of little things that you can’t get back. So don’t move on down the road and think I wish I had stopped to see that when…; or I had an opportunity to do that once.
Those regrets may make it harder for you to reach for that brass ring because you could have made a contact, created an opportunity out of the little event that would have gotten you to the brass ring quicker. Or maybe you would have learned a valuable lesson or acquire much-needed information that makes all the difference to your own personal journey.
Don’t be afraid to stop and listen to musician in the subway station. Or watch the grounds keepers cut a pattern in the grass. Sometimes it’s the little things in life, that make life interesting.
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