“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.” John Burroughs
This thought seems appropriate for the second day of the new year. With the numerous ideas about resolutions this week, it is fitting to consider one resolution to shape all others.
Similar thoughts are often expressed by others, such as, “not sweating the small stuff” and “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
Jesus emphasized this thought with a little bit of a twist when He taught us not to worry about food, drink, or clothing, but to seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness (Mt. 6:25-33).
No matter what direction we take with these ideas, the thought of rising above the little things strengthens the character of our leadership and sharpens our focus on how we can better develop others.
The challenge is determining the difference between the big and little things. When we understand those areas that are trivial, we can implement ways to rise above them and focus on areas of greater significance. Make this the best year of your life.