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The Small Things

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

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“The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well,”

-John D. Rockefeller Jr.

We all have tasks, chores, even jobs that seem undeserving of our full attention. We give them only as much effort as is absolutely necessary—sometimes not even that much. Those who have achieved meaningful success in life, however, understand something that others overlook: mediocrity is contagious. Once it is tolerated in one area of life, it often spreads to other areas.

Successful people understand that the fastest path to success is to commit fully to everything they do. They give the same level of effort and pursuit of excellence to menial tasks that they give to the most important. They don’t settle for “done,” they aim for “well done.”

In other words, successful people understand that how they do the small things reflects how they do the big things.

How are you handling the "small" things in your life?

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