Some thoughts on dealing with small difficulties

The problem with small difficulties is that if you get too close to them, they seem large. Like mosquitoes, even though they are small, with enough of them pestering you, you can find yourself entirely taken up with dealing with them.

With mosquitoes, you might endure them, and this is one way to deal with them if you have to. You can also endure your small problems and fight through them as if they were a swarm of mosquitoes. Or you might step back inside to a sheltered place. Stepping back is also a good way to deal with small problems. Step back and gain some perspective and see the small problems for what they are: small and insignificant in the bigger frame you view them from. You will still deal with them, but regaining that perspective reduces the irritation that they bring on, and helps you deal with them with great patience and equanimity.

(Via my iphone)

2 responses to “Some thoughts on dealing with small difficulties

  1. Reblogged this on Dot Com Lifestyle Adventures and commented:
    Excellent advice on dealing with little problems. This applies not only to our online businesses, but to life in general. About 15 years ago I read a book called Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and It’s all Small Stuff. — This post reminds me of that.

    • smartpeopleiknow

      Oscar, excellent addition. Yes, that little book has lots of useful advice in it. Always good to have it around and read from time to time.