Mountains & Molehills

by - January 04, 2012

Have you ever noticed that people tend to focus on all the small things that annoy or bother us that don't really matter in the long run rather than devote some time to the big issues that genuinely need to be fixed or improved?

Why do we make mountains out of molehills?

We turn something that could easily have been taken care of with a word or an email or maybe even the flip of a switch into this huge deal. Before you know it we've created some outlandish, unnecessary plan that involves an army of people to implement.

I've seen this at work, with family members and in everday life, and I'm sure I'm just as guilty of blowing things out of proportion as the next person.

So here's my New Year's resolution:

I resolve to only focus on the little things that make life worth living, like holding my fiance's hand, seeing a shooting star, texting someone just to say 'hello'.

I resolve not to make mountains out of molehills, to be understanding of small mistakes and to leave work at the office.

I resolve to love more, stress less and have fun.

We only have one life to live. Why do so focusing on the things that don't matter?

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  1. Well said - I totally agree.

    ♥ Shia

  2. Wow, brilliant post. It really made me think. Maybe I need a resolution similar to this :)

  3. That's a beautiful resolution :) And a good point. I remind myself of this constantly!

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