Sometimes it's not the big adversaries in life that you have to worry about...

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Piranha by Richard WeisserSometimes it's the little ones! As an example, consider the difference between the ways that sharks and piranha attack their prey:

Unlike the large carnivorous shark which can suddenly strike at any time and inflict some serious damage with a single bite, the piranha travels in large schools, and when feeding, depends on sheer numbers to subdue their larger and stronger victim

Often, we take the proper precautions when we face an enemy of significant proportion. We prepare ourselves to face the potential shark attacks that we could encounter in everyday life.

However, often we let the little apparently insignificant gnawing issues slip past our guard. Before we know it, all of these small problems en masse can completely consume us.

How do you beat a school of piranhas? One at a time!

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Andrea Swiedler
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
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Hi Richard, wow, interesting post! Hmm.. I was just wondering what prompted that? So, how was your day?

March 25, 2009 08:20 PM
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Suzanne McLaughlin
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Richard, it isn't the shark that scares me.  I'm Irish/Italian, dare ya!   It's those piranaha that scare me to death.  They find you when you least expect it.  And, boy, they are nasty!!!  I get the drift.......

March 25, 2009 08:25 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Richard:  This must be one of the pics from your aquariam outing.  Love it!  The message of this blog is so true.  The small things that we ignore can really get at us.  Small budget issues, for example, if not addressed, become bigger budget issues and may threaten our business or personal finances.

March 25, 2009 08:30 PM
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Bo Hussung
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Richard,

My dad used to say that we never trip over giants, it is the midgets we miss and trip over. It is always the little stuff that gets us. Having a plan to step around them and avoid them is the key to success. Unl;ess of course you just plow over them :0 jk

Thanks

Bo

March 25, 2009 08:40 PM
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Paula Swayne
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Hi Richard!
We do have a tendency to get boggled by our challenges, not realizing that if we deal with them individually, we can solve the problems.  Thanks for the reminder!

March 25, 2009 08:47 PM
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Hi Andrea...

The post was inspired by the photo ... I just had to use it! ;)

Suzanne...

The are nasty little buggers, aren't they? lol

Chris Ann...

Yes, it is a photo from my weekend trip ... great stuff for blog posts! Thanks.

 

March 25, 2009 09:00 PM
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Mark Ilderton
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Hello Richard

Right on with this one. It's easy to see the elephant size issues and address them but it's the flea size issues that left unattended will eat your lunch. Take them on one at a time quickly moving like the school of piranhas and lunch is yours. Thanks for reminding us.

Mark

March 25, 2009 09:05 PM
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Bo...

Your dad was a very wise man! THX

Paula...

It's the "how do you eat an elephant" syndrome ... thanks for the comment!

Mark...

You are so right about that! Thanks very much for the nice comment.

March 25, 2009 09:29 PM
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Carol Smith
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The big stuff is too obvious to ignore, so we deal with it.  But that little stuff ... it just floats around, annoys us, tries to occupy our time ... but we dismiss it and keep going.  UNTIL.  Until there are so many little things that now we are looking at a mutant 'big thing' that just won't be ignored.  By that time we are so fragmented in our thinking we get flustered.

Great reminder to KISS.

March 25, 2009 09:33 PM
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Melody Botting
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That's right.  Small but mighty!

March 25, 2009 09:33 PM
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Hi Richard,

Interesting post. I really enjoy the pictures in your posts; your quite the photographer.

March 26, 2009 12:39 AM
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Zane Coffin
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Richard you are so right ....I think I am going to have a fish fry today and clean out all the little things I need to get done before they get me....peace zane

March 26, 2009 05:28 AM
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Toula Rosebrock
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Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ

ToulaRosebrock.comHi Richard:

You are right, the small stuff can manifest...

Interesting post, made me think....love the photo!

 

March 26, 2009 07:01 AM
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Claude Cross
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Richard - I really hate it when I stumble upon a school of piranhas. Little things do add up. Thanks for an awareness update.

March 26, 2009 08:22 AM
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William Feela
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Richard...I was told by an elderly man years age that in business it's not the big things that will normally get you, it's the little things.  Because they are just a thorn in your side, we try to brush them aside without really putting them to rest!

March 26, 2009 08:47 AM
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Donna Quinlan
Realtor CRS,GRI, Newburyport, Boston's North Shore
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Richard,

Very clever comparison. I guess we shouldn't let the little ones get away!

March 26, 2009 08:28 PM
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Tony Orefice
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Hey Richard,

Great analogy of everyday life! Like your photo as well.

March 26, 2009 10:40 PM
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Judy Schneider
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Thank You, Very nice fish.  I like it.

March 26, 2009 11:32 PM
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Marilyn Harrell
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SO true! Well written!

March 28, 2009 05:54 AM
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