Sometimes Fast is Slow and Slow is Fast
Hey everybody. So, I’m sitting here in the truck just getting ready to run in to actually a leadership meeting. I’ve got a great group of guys that I meet with, starting up again this fall now, for every other week, and just delve into a little bit of leadership principles and stuff like that. And, I just want to do a quick live video. The week kind of got thrown off with Labor Day and stuff, but … The title of the video, obviously, was sometimes fast is slow and slow is fast.
I was thinking today, as I was doing things and getting things done, about the little things. As I was getting the boys off to school this morning, as they came home, as they working, getting homework done and working on stuff like that, it’s those little … People think that in order to change or in order to grow or to be better, it’s this miraculous overnight thing that happens. Good to great, the book. People think that these businesses went from absolutely from good to great overnight, when in actuality a lot of these businesses took 10 to 12 years to get there.
Those are the types of things in our life, and in growth. When I quit chewing, it wasn’t an overnight quitting chewing, it was hell every single day and beating it … it wasn’t beating it every day, it was beating it every minute. It was beating it every 20 minutes, every half-hour, every hour. That’s the mentality. And, I think people lose sight of what that looks like … small things … what that piece of little things that compound that take place over time, that result in big change. And, I think everybody need … whatever area of our life we’re working on, whether it’s our relationship with our wife, whether it’s in business and those types of things, with our kids, it really doesn’t matter. What matters is being consistent with the small things. Not doing great big things every now and then, but being consistent with those small things.
If you can master those small things … Darren Hardy talks about the compound effect. If you can master those small things over and over and over with consistency, that’s where change happens. That’s where growth happens. That’s where we become so much better than we were. Kurt, exactly, trickle of water forming around a stone. People have come to me and said, “I don’t know how you change so quickly.” Or you talk about … one of my favorite stories is, as a 16-year-old, you look at your parents and your amazed at how stupid they are. And then, you turn 22, 23-years-old, somewhere in there, and you’re amazed at how much they’ve learned in such a short period of time. It’s those little things over time. It’s those things, the growth that happens that allows you to see things differently.
So, I guess tonight guys, my big thing for you all is just to focus on those small things. To focus on the small successes. To focus on doing those little things consistently in your lives. Not just in your business. And, that’s the thing about this book, is it’s … and everything that I’m kind of talking about, is it’s life talk. It’s not one thing. There is no one thing. Well, there is one thing, but that’s a whole different talk.
So, yeah, do that. Focus on … that’s one my challenges for the rest of this week, focus on the one small thing that you can do consistently. Give yourself a win. Heck, I don’t care if it’s getting up and making the bed every single morning. There’s a military man who gave a talk at some graduation … I don’t remember where it was. I’d love to say and give who it was and give credit. But he said, “Start off every day and make your bed. And have a win by making your bed every single day.” You start the one simple thing that you can do and it’s making a bed. It sounds corny, but it’s absolutely true. Alright guys, you all have a great night. Remember, don’t forget, if you haven’t reserve your copy, reserve it soon. I want to make sure, if you want it, that you’re able to get it, because I’m sure once they actually go on sale, they’re probably going to sell out quick.
So, you all have a great night. Good luck with your small successes. I want to hear about … put them below, comment below. I’ll try and do that too. I’ll comment on some small successes I’ve had, as the rest of the week goes and next week goes, but I’d love to hear about your small success. The small things that you’re doing consistently to improve yourself and to grow. You all have a great one. Catch you later.