“If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.”
Admiral William H. McRaven
I remember my Dad reinforcing the classic line “anything worth doing is worth doing well” over and over with my brother and I as we were growing up. For him it didn’t just apply to the big things, but it was the small things too. My Dad grew up on a dairy farm and one of the life lessons I learned from him was regardless of what you WANTED to do the cows NEEDED to be milked every day. There was no such thing as a “day off” or the shirking of your responsibility. Doing the little things, every day, the right way was just how it was done on the farm or else you wouldn’t have positive results and be able to provide for the family.
If you haven’t seen Admiral William McRaven’s commencement address to the University of Texas in 2014 it is an instant classic. Frankly it is one that I need to watch several more times to get all the pearls of wisdom that are contained within these nineteen minutes. Enjoy and go change the world!