We live in a world where we always look for the big break, the big show, and the big crowds. Now let me say that bigness isn't wrong, bigness is great. But the amazing thing about life is that big things generally start from small things. Never despise the day of a small beginning. Your life was created from a very small cell. It's amazing to think that an atom can destroy a whole nation, that a large acorn tree grows from a very small seed.
The door to great opportunities actually rests on small hinges. What is now the huge empire known as Coca-Cola started very small. What is now known as the Microsoft Corporation started as a very small idea in a young guy's head. Think of that, the bigness of a corporation with annual profits that dwarf the budget of many nations came from the smallness of an idea.
What ideas come to us, what opportunities arrive at our doorsteps that we bypass because they are too small? The opportunity may be to give someone a smile, to lend a helping hand, to do a good deed for someone in need. These are small opportunities that we must never despise nor discard. Look for the opportunities that arrive on a very small hinge, because they could open up a tremendous door for you. Discard the small things and you really discard the great things of life.
Many people want to start at the top. One of my good friends said to me once, 'The only position in life where you start at the top is grave digging.' All of us have to start at the bottom with small things and work our way up. Life doesn't owe us anything, we owe life everything. Make the most of the smallest opportunity so you can turn it into the greatest of successes.
The average couple spends about 37 minutes a week in meaningful communication. They spend five times longer each day watching television. Wouldn't it be wonderful to take those moments in front of the TV and turn them into meaningful conversation with our families or to sow those moments into a business venture!