There’s a Scottish proverb that states, “Take care of your pennies and your dollars will take care of themselves.” Stated another way, take care of the little things in life and you’ll be taking care of the big things. To that end, are you addressing the little things in your life, or are you relegating them to the ‘little things category’ and getting to them when you get to them?
It’s the little things in life that we tend to overlook because they’re too little to warrant the attention of our time. Then, one day we wake up and realize we have a big problem. The negotiation turns ugly, our marriage fails, we get fired, or worse we’re told we have a major health issue. Why do we allow such to occur? We do so because as we go through our day we focus on ‘bigger things’ that seem to have bigger implications in our life. In some cases we’ve attuned our mind to filter out what we deem as mundane.
If you want to defend against the big things slapping you in the face of unwanted reality, pay attention to the little things as they mount into greater form.
You’re always changing in your life and it’s the little changes that lead to the bigger outcomes for you. If you lend attention to the little things, you’ll be managing the big things. You’ll be increasing your potential future opportunities … and everything will be right with the world.
Remember you’re always negotiating!