You hear it all the time: Stay focused on the big picture. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Don’t worry about the little things.
It’s good advice…sometimes.
But what if the little things matter? What if the small stuff matters?
My wife teaches first grade. She told me last week how a child was starting to understand how certain letters make special sounds.
That’s just a little thing. So what?
Well, he was able to use that new understanding to start reading words with those letter groupings. Not such a little thing.
He’s going to build on that throughout this school year. He’ll keep learning “little things.” Those little things will start to grow into big things and one day soon he’ll be reading books and his whole world will explode.
Little things matter (so do super first grade teachers like my wife).
Isn’t that how we continue to grow for our entire lives?
Little thing after little thing adds up to some pretty great big things.
Your future is the product of all your past and present little things.
What little thing can you do or learn today that’s going to add up to something awesome in your future?