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Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.
-- Malcolm Gladwell
 

 

Friday, August 12, 2022

Do the little things well

Driving a nail with a hammer is a mundane and relatively unsophisticated task. Yet it must be done with skill and precision, again and again, to build a magnificent house.

It’s tedious to learn spelling, grammar, and proper usage of language. Yet you need those key components if you wish to communicate exciting, sophisticated concepts.

The little things matter. Because every big thing is composed of lots of little things.

It’s tempting to neglect the little things, to take shortcuts with them, to seek out the cheapest, easiest ones. But when you compromise on the details, those compromises are multiplied in the final result.

Purchase good quality nails, hammer them straight and true in the places they need to be. Then you’ll have a structure that’s strong, durable, valuable, useful.

Every moment is an opportunity to do the little things well. Remember to embrace each and every one of those opportunities, and you can make the big things amazing.

— Ralph Marston

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