It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, May 16, 2016

Chapter 5, Page 16, Book 16

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. 

Dale Carnegie

May 16th - doing a little means a lot

Don't give up. There are too many out there who will try to discourage you. Don't listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.

Sidney Sheldon

The key  is to believe in our own ability is to consistently do the small things well, to ignore those who don't believe in you, to let your light shine and to always be your best.

The old story of the stonecutter sums it up well. The stonecutter patiently works away on a large piece of rock with a hammer. Blow after blow the stonecutter works away and nothing seems to be happening. A hundred blows and still nothing is happening. But on the hundred and first try the stone would crack. With that crack the stonecutter knew it wasn't that blow that did it but the cumulative effect of the hundred blows before it.

 When nothing seems to be happening for us it can be very discouraging. We are encouraged to keep going because every effort is never wasted. Once our mind set at the start of each day is to do our best and to be our best, then we are in a very good place.

Never give up. Laugh a lot. Be good to others. 

James Dashner


betty said...

So true to keep persistently at it, doing the best we can and not to get discouraged if we don't see much progress. It does all eventually get done, even if it takes a bit more longer than we anticipated.


Rick Watson said...

The movie What about Bob uses the Analogy of Baby Steps. It think it fits here


I disagree with Mr.Carnegie."If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves." Has not worked that way in my life but you are correct in saying PERSISTANCE pays off.

jack69 said...

That is so true about the stone cutter. I have experienced it many times. If you listen to life you will learn.