Don’t Major in Minor Things
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Wednesday, August 09, 2017
By Pat B. Freeman
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Do you ever feel like you’re wasting your time doing something you really don’t want to do? If given the opportunity, would you change your situation? You can choose to change. And you’ll never again have to feel as though your time is wasted. What you do with your time should be intentional.

Learn to separate major things from minor things.  People often get caught up in things that only drain their energy and the hours in their day. What I mean by this is: Some things truly are a waste of time. Time is valuable. Therefore, try to use it wisely. There are three very important ways I use my time.  I value having time for worship, time for family and friends, and personal time for myself – especially since most of my week is spent on job-related matters. 

“Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.”

— Jim Rohn

As we spend time doing what we love, it can help to make every hour of each day feel less like work and more like play. My work is also my play because I take my dreams and passion with me everywhere I go. That way, even when some days aren’t as good as others, I know walking in my purpose will sustain me through difficult moments – and I will grow through each experience because I am clear about where I’m going. 


I’d like to share a poem with you, written by my niece, that I find to be a great inspiration for helping to decide what’s important. The title of the poem speaks for itself.

Be willing to surrender what you are, for what you could become.


Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.


 We are God’s masterpiece (work of art, workmanship). Our salvation is something only God can do. It is His powerful, creative work in us. If God considers us his masterpieces, we dare not treat ourselves or others with disrespect or as inferior work.


 "Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.”    

-Ashlee Boyd


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What’s your major? Are you majoring in minor things? When you find your passion and purpose, you’ll discover ways to make things work to get the greatest benefit and add value to others. I value your feedback. Please share your thoughts by liking, sharing this post, and/or commenting below.


Click this link to read an insightful article on this topic by Brook Noel.

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Kimberly W. - Great blog. It is very easy to get caught up in the big picture of life. But it is always great to be reminded to keep it simple. And find joy in the simple things of life.