We live in a world that celebrates big. We are told bigger is better. We strive for bigger homes and bigger cars. When it comes to setting a road map for success, we look for quantum leaps toward our goals. Big steps forward beat little ones, we tell ourselves. I am not anti-big. For the people who can afford big cars and big homes, more power to them. However, when it comes to planning to reach our goals, I am a fan of the miracle of small. You see small steps often lead us to our goals in a way that creates less friction and greater livability than the approach of attempting to reach them in one giant leap. Oh, and the giant leaps often do not succeed.