You ever find yourself getting down and out over major failures? You know, the feeling you get when you just can't seem to get it right? As if everything you've tried was for not...? Yeah me too. Until I found myself joking about the phrase "small victories". At the time I came up with it, it was a running joke and in some cases, the exact opposite of small victories. But as I began to harp on that phrase I realized that what I was joking about, was just the encouragement I needed.
I mean often times, we get so caught up in the idea that we have to go from 0 to 100 on the scale of greatness but is that reality? More often than not, you have to put in work! By putting in work, you will likely find that there will be stumbling blocks along the way...but...there will also be many small victories too.
To be transparent... I expected to be further along in life than I am. I didn't expect to "drop out" of college... But my small victory is that I went to college. I didn't expect to have held as many jobs as I have... Small victory, at least I've been employed. I didn't expect to be a parent prior to marriage.. Small victory, I received the greatest blessing that changed me for the better.
By now you can catch my drift. Just because you were faced with a situation that didn't seem as likely or successful as the bigger picture, try scaling it down and noticing the details. It's the small things in life that create the big moments!
Imagine your small victories as puzzle pieces... Without each intricate piece, the puzzle would never be complete, thus never allowing you to see the big picture! So the next time you find yourself getting down and out over the "little things" remember that those little things play a huge role in your big picture! From now on, celebrate those small victories, eventually you'll be celebrating your success and have a masterpiece of a life to reflect on too!