Little things matter. If we can not do the little things correctly, we will never be able to do the big things. Admiral William H. McRaven, (U.S.Navy Retired) wrote, “Make Your Bed Little Things That Can Change Your Life ... And Maybe The World.”
As we grow old, we start to realize the world is filled with negativity. The world is full of tasks that will wear you down. It is kinda like baseball. It is a game filled with negativity. If you think about it, someone fails on almost every single pitch. A pitcher throws a ball, instead of a strike. A hitter swings and misses. A hitter gets a hit off of a pitcher. A hitter hits the ball to the a fielder who makes an error. Just like life, negativity (bad things, bad news) is all around us. That is why we need Little Things. We need Winnable Battles. Battles that give us a little encouragement to tackle the “big things.”
As a coach, all of my teams know there are certain things that we need to do everyday. They better be done! They are small. But they better be accomplished. Once we do it, there is a sense of pride and accomplishment. There is a sense of teamwork and togetherness. There is a positivity surrounding a game, surrounding a life where that is hard to come by. Things that the most talented player and the least talented player can accomplish both the same.
The more winnable battles we can create on the field, and in life; things that we can easily accomplish on a daily basis, things that may take discipline or focus, but are totally under our control, the more we will able to attack the big. Be positive amongst negativity and go win!