“Do you see a man who excels in his work?  He will stand before Kings,

Will stand before Kings. He will not stand before unknown men.”  

Proverbs 22:29 (NASB)

It was Colin Powell who said, “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.  Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”   This is really about perspective.  So often we have our focus totally on the big picture and we forget all the little things – details it takes to achieve the big picture.  Focus your attention on excelling in the details and you will succeed in the big things. Mario Andretti said, “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”


Starting today I will take one day at a time and focus my attention on the little matters.