When Doing The Little Things Becomes Everything

I was having a conversation with a client yesterday.

She was talking about a small task that she does on a daily basis.

I said…

You know that’s not your highest and best use?

She smiled and said something to the effect of…

If you only knew the amount of things that I do that are not my highest and best use.

It’s ridiculous.

Reflecting on this conversation I couldn’t help but think of the amount of things that I do on a daily basis that could be considered not my highest and best use.

The funny thing is.

We create the scenario.

We accept our own behavior.

Instead of documenting and delegating a task we suck it up.

Adding to our list of suck it ups.

Until we are overloaded and stressed out.

Why do we do this to ourselves?

Well because that’s the way were wired.

We develop this build it yourself or do it yourself attitude our lives.

Maybe it’s because we’re afraid to ask for help.

Or maybe it’s because we don’t know ask for help.

Or maybe it’s because we don’t trust other people.

Whatever the reason.

It’s not a good behavior.

If you can document and delegate the little things.

You’ll be a superstar.

No one is going to think any less of you because you delegated a small task.

Heck, you may not even be delegating that task to a human.

Depending on the task there actually may be a way to automate it.

Or find an app that does it for you.

The little things do matter.

But that doesn’t mean you have to do them all yourself silly.

That’s what people, apps and automation are for.

If you just think through the tasks you do each day.

You’ll likely find there are several things you can automate or delegate.

Happy thinking.