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March 8, 2021

High Achievers Are Detail-Oriented

A common mistake than many people make is that they’re so focused on the big picture and the ultimate end goal that they forget to focus on the smaller details. Some people believe that the details are unimportant, but that’s not really true.

In most parts of life, the little details are incredibly important. If you want to be successful, you should be quick to focus on the smallest factors of any project to ensure its success.

Details are so important to a project because if you have a complex project with lots of little moving parts, you want to make sure that everything is correct. Something that you might not have ever considered normally can make a huge difference in whether or not your project hits a roadblock along the way.

You should be looking at all the little things so that you can ensure your success to the highest possible level and at a speed that gains momentum. You should care about the people involved in a project.

If you know someone in that group is a slacker, you know you need to pay more attention to them to ensure that their work is getting done. If you know that someone struggles with something that you’re assigning them to do, you should provide them with helpful resources to make it easier on them.

You should know what tasks need to be completed when so that everything progresses smoothly. If you have tasks going out of order, you might get to a point where you have to backtrack before you can progress any further, making it take longer than it should for you to complete that project.

The last thing that you want to do is leave something up to chance or be uncertain about something. It might work a few times, but at some point, you’ll hit that point where something you didn’t focus on ends up going wrong and your project may ultimately fail.

It could be something seemingly insignificant, but it could still be holding up the rest of the project. Something that you want to avoid when it comes to focusing on all these details is micro-managing.

You should know about all the little details and be able to look at them and see if they’re correct, but you don’t need to check on everyone involved every five minutes to see how it’s all progressing.

Have trust in the people working on this project so that you can evaluate their work, but not walk them through every little aspect of it.

Eric
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