If there’s anything I’ve learned over the years – whether working on my own projects or helping others with theirs – it’s that big things can come from small ideas.
Sometimes it’s easy to lose perspective. We might look at something we’re doing and think that maybe it’s too small in scope to really matter…or worse, we might think it’s not big enough to warrant so much effort and sweat. Those times are when it’s important to come back down to earth and redouble our efforts.
A tiny acorn will eventually become a huge oak tree, but only if it’s given a chance and the time to grow. It needs proper conditions, as do all of our ideas and efforts if we want them to blossom and bear fruit some day. That’s why it’s ever so important to give 100%, even when it seems like a small matter.
You see, excellence isn’t just a concept; it’s a habitual behavior. If you put your heart into your work, no matter how small, then you will cultivate that habit. If you slack off on the details or the things that seem minor, then the opposite will happen and you’ll become accustomed to “phoning it in.” That’s not a habit you want to be stuck with when the big opportunity does roll in!
I believe that everything we do is as important as we make it. Approaching each task, no matter how small, with zeal will always yield a better result. And when you approach everything you do with that mindset, something interesting happens: you learn that even the smallest plant can bear satisfying fruit.