It’s the Little Things

Have you ever noticed on an iOS device, when you turn off airplane mode the little plane on the left upper corner shoooooots off to the right?

Or the fact the clock app’s icon subtlety ticks?

That’s why Apple wins.
They are far from infallible, but when they slow down and refine every little detail of their work, it adds up in a big way.

In our own lives, when you lose sight of the details, because of neglect, hardship or flat out doing too much, we tend to scramble and not do well. 

Your health tanks. You work too much. You forget to rest and play. You lose sight of the big picture. You think, ‘why does everything suck?’.

Maybe it’s because you forgot about the little details your body needs. Are you drinking enough water or another round of coffees?  Are you eating nutritional foods or getting pasta for a third night this week? Are you moving or just going from your work to your kitchen to your bed, rinse repeat?

Personally, this suck-mode comes when I say yes to too many things at once.

SAYING YES TO EVERYTHING IS THE DARK SIDE OF ASPIRING TO BE A RENAISSANCE MAN / WOMAN.

You can’t do everything for all people. You do not have enough time, money or energy for that. Choose what you love, stick with those until you reached a level of mastery you can maintain and try new things. 

How many songs, YouTube channels, podcasts, designs, movies, business, and adventures have been lost because someone (you) got distracted by a shiny thing? The stupidest stupid thing about shiny things is there usually gone in a month. Shiny new things tend to lose their shine quickly because even the shiniest shiny thing is still work. Everything you want takes work. That’s why choosing to pursue things you love is so important. Doing things you hate because you thought I­t­ looked fun at the moment only makes you miserable.

Focus on what you love, and work hard to put yourself in a position mental, financially, spiritually, physically and emotionally where you can give your all to those few things.

Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
And wherever you are, keep smiling :)

— Josh Waggoner

IG: @Renaissance.Life

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"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life." — William Morris

"An exceptional company is the one that gets all the little details right. And the people out on the front line, they know when things are not going right, and they know when things need to be improved. And if you listen to them, you can soon improve all those niggly things which turns an average company into an exceptional company." — Richard Branson

"A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching." Swami Sivananda