Taking the Small Steps to Bigger Opportunities
We all know that life is made up of a bunch of little things. Little particles that when put together, make something great.
We’re all made up of little particles and we’re all set for great things.
Without those little pieces, we can hardly have big expectations.
But putting scientific theories aside, life is full of building blocks. We must first build a solid foundation before we can rise to the top.
There is good reason for the term corporate ladder.
It implies that you will never rise to the top if you don’t take the steps necessary at the bottom.
And this is true of life and anything that you do.
If you can’t take the time to learn the basics, and the small seemingly unimportant details, how can you ever expect to have the tools that are necessary to succeed further ahead.
We often try to skip over the menial tasks that we find boring, or redundant, or useless.
Even if they only occupy a small part of our day, since we only have so much time in a day, we tend to be very cautious of the minutes wasted doing things when we’d much rather be doing something else.
So these mundane tasks we try to skip or rush past, get very little if any attention from us at all.
However, as mundane and small as they may seem to us, for others they could be part of an important bigger picture.
A report is just lines in a document right?
No one actually reads those things.
Well, maybe there can be some truth to that at some times, however, we can’t pick and choose when those times will be and perhaps those reports do have a purpose.
Perhaps someone is reading through looking for key details.
Maybe something happened and that report could very well offer clues to a larger picture and possibly even solutions.
Maybe it doesn’t mean anything to anybody today, but tomorrow it could mean the world.
Regardless of how important or unimportant something may seem, it serves a purpose.
That purpose could be seeing that there is a sense of direction, and a sense of leadership.
It could show that you have the ability to follow a task through to completion and you care enough to make sure everything is done to the best of your ability.
When you put care into all of the things that you do, people tend to take notice.
If you routinely show that not only are you willing to offer up those few minutes of your day to work on these foundation pieces, and not only that but complete it in a timely manner – it shows that you care.
It shows that you’re paying attention and your foundation and core strength is solid.
By demonstrating you have the ability to succeed with the small tasks, people recognize that they could potentially task you with the building blocks that come after the foundation.
And from there, you keep building.
Each block as strong as the last.
A fortress isn’t made with weak points.
Every stone is solid and complements and fits with those around it.
If you take the time to care about each stone in your life, you will build yourself a fortress.
You will show that you are strong and have the strength to move higher.
If you tend to show weakness and leave the small things incomplete – this too shows.
And it will affect how successful you could potentially be.
The stronger you become, the easier and more routine things get.
Those menial tasks that you would often take longer coming up with excuses why you couldn’t do it, than completing the task itself – will all of a sudden be second nature.
Its like holding your breath before you jump into water.
Its just something you do without thinking.
Don’t skip the small tasks.
Acknowledge that everything in life serves its purpose and keep that foundation strong.
Your fortress will be stronger for it.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.