By Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval Published May 6, 2009 10:39 p.m.
“When tackling problems, we are often told to think big. We filter out life’s seemingly insignificant details in order to concentrate on the greater issues. After all, big ideas yield big results, or so the assumption goes. Certainly, no one wants to be thought of as the person who 'can’t see the forest for the trees.' But many times, these very same little details are the ones that can serve as the real catalysts for change in our own lives and in the lives of others—if we only start to recognize their potential.
The SMALL revolution asks people to forget about the old ways. To tackle today’s issues and achieve our greatest goals, we need to shift our thinking away from the big picture and focus instead on the small pixels. These new times call for a new outlook, and therefore, we must change our perspective from the grandiose and difficult to the humble and doable. By rediscovering the magic within our smallest actions and celebrating the tiny victories that each of us accomplish daily, we can overcome the big obstacles and effect real change.”
About Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval | Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval are CEO and President, respectively, of The Kaplan Thaler Group and the authors of the national bestsellers The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness and BANG!: Getting Your Message Heard in a Noisy World. Their newest collaboration, The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference, was released April 21, 2009. You can keep up with them at The Small Blog or follow them on Twitter.