You already have been given what you need to begin to create your future. Don’t find yourself saying, “If only I had this… if only I had more money… if only this were different…. then I could do what I am supposed to do”.
People constantly overstate the importance of things they don’t have. Never let what you think you can’t do keep you from doing what you can. Prolonged idleness paralysis initiative for the resistant mind everything is impossible because it seems so.
Do not wait for special circumstances to act, use ordinary situations. We don’t need more strength, ability or opportunity. Use what you have been given.
What you can do now is the only influence you have over your future. No one can be happy until he has learnt to enjoy what he has and not worry over what he doesn’t have. True greatness consists of being great in little things. Don’t grumble because you don’t have what you want.
Everything great begins with something insignificant. The great people in the Bible were faithful in the small things. In the Bible Jesus told the parable of the talents. He referred to one servant who had taken his master’s money and multiplied it. The master said to the man, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord”.
In the Bible, the Lord asks the prophet, “For who has despised the day of small things? There is power in taking the small steps. Many people are not moving today simply because they have been willing to take the small steps God has placed before them.
It is right to be content with what you have, but never with what you are. Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. Don’t make the mistakes of looking too far ahead and missing the things close by.
No one ever made a success of anything by first waiting until all the conditions were just right.
If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.
It’s a waste of time to think about what you don’t have. Instead, spend your time immersed in the task before you knowing that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the years that follow it.