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There is good in everything, if only we look for it.
-- Laura Ingalls Wilder
 

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The little opportunities

Each day is filled with opportunities to make a difference. Many of those opportunities may seem small and insignificant, yet you have no way of knowing where they can lead.

Life’s big opportunities rarely come to you as such. The vast majority of the big opportunities start out very small and must be lovingly nurtured.

Be willing to take care of the little things, and your effectiveness at doing so will put you in a position to influence the big things. Figure out how to make just a little, ordinary, positive contribution and you’ll be well on your way to big, extraordinary achievements.

There is never any need to beg anyone for the chance to prove yourself. Life gives you ample opportunities for doing so in every moment.

Let go of the assumption that your time is too valuable for you to be bothered with the little things. Remember that the little things can make the difference between success and failure.

Hold on to the biggest, most ambitious vision you can imagine. And be willing to get your hands dirty doing the little things that will make that it happen.

— Ralph Marston

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