If you've been around long enough, you will know one of my favorite sayings is: “Big is little and little is big. “
I speak to a lot of leaders, employers, and entrepreneurs on the topic of how to be successful. During my keynotes, I often ask audience members if they want to:
- Find a career they love so much they never feel like they're working.
- Develop meaningful friendships that will last a lifetime.
- Experience an incredible marriage and a happy family.
- Impact the world in a positive manner.
- Make a great profit providing a highly sought-after service or product that provides value.
- Bottom line…experience real success in the most important areas of their lives.
After each question, audience members shout back: ABSOLUTELY!
That's when I share one of the greatest secrets of how to be successful: BIG is Little and Little is BIG.
How to Achieve Real Success
Leaders, business owners, and employees alike want to experience success. They want the BIG things in life like a happy marriage, meaningful friendships, a career they love, the ability to earn a good living, and the opportunity to positively impact the world.
The secret to experiencing these BIG things, of course, is to make sure you get the LITTLE things right day in and day out. It's realizing that the small, everyday decisions you make are what lead to the BIG successes. Understanding this reality is a major key to knowing how to be successful.
It's asking yourself what small steps you can take today so you can have success tomorrow. It's choosing to take action today instead of waiting for tomorrow. It's holding your tongue rather than saying something you will regret. It's putting others before yourself. All these little decisions make the biggest impact on real success.
I assume you want to experience the BIG successes in life too. Then don't focus too much on the big things. Instead, focus on getting the LITTLE things right in your everyday life. This one mindset change practically guarantees you'll end up experiencing true success in what matters most.
BIG is Little and Little is BIG.
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