During my coaching years I often told my team,“Little things win big games.” Now as a consultant my mantra to clients is the same. Never underestimate the power of little things. They add up, building momentum over time and before long become big things. Specifically allow me to illustrate this in terms anyone from the ages of 5-85 can understand.
Little things add up over time and to understand this you need to look no further than the shoes on your feet.
The average person spends approximately 973 hrs in their lifetime tying their shoes. Assuming you tie them 4 times a day & each time it takes 30 seconds. Operating under the assumption you didn’t tie your own shoes from age 0-5 yrs and you live to be about 85 you will have tied your shoes for 80 years adding up to 973 hours of your time. The lesson: Little things add up over time what little things are you doing in your business that you shouldn’t be doing? And what should you be replacing them with?
On a side note if you think you’ve been tying your shoes correctly, you might be in for a surprise. Here is a humorous TEDx Talk by Terry Moore that will enlighten you. His take away is the same as mine: Little things make a big difference.