Confront the difficult while it is still easy; accomplish the great task by a series of small acts.
The Master never reaches for the great; thus he achieves greatness. When he runs into a difficulty, he stops and gives himself to it. He doesn't cling to his own comfort; thus problems are no problem for him.
- Lao Tzu
As an attorney, I try to keep large tasks small by dismantling them into their constituent parts and giving myself completely to each one. I almost never allow a large task to overwhelm me, because I'm always working on it, little by little. BIG results come from little effort; little effort yields BIG results.
I approach "problems" as solutions in disguise; therefore problems are no problem for me. However, I also try to know when it's best to let go and allow the natural course of events to shape themselves. It sounds easy to just let go, but, practically speaking, it can be quite difficult to do without the right mindset.
State of mind is a decision we all must make, tiny moment by tiny moment.