Want to do BIG things? Start with little things.
I’ve been attempting to teach Kaitlynn how to knit this week. She’s eager to learn… so eager, in fact, that she wants to skip right through the basics and try to make hand warmers (love that girl’s ambition!)
Yesterday, as I was showing her how to cast-on and do the knit stitch, she was getting a little impatient at how tedious it was to learn. She flipped ahead to a more difficult pattern in the instruction book and asked if we could please make that.
My response to her is one I’ve learned the hard way in many things in life:
“You have to do the little things before you can do the big things.”
We’re all impatient. We want to run ahead and have the great success, land the amazing job, or knit that incredible pattern.
But it’s rare that you can jump ahead in life and do difficult things if you’ve not first started with simple things.
The little things are time-consuming and tedious. You often don’t see a lot of progress. You do a lot of the same stuff over and over again.
Keep at it, though, and all those little efforts will eventually add up if you don’t give up!
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