“How you do anything is how you do everything.”Anonymous
I’m not really sure when the first time I came across this quote was, but I remember not truly understanding it at the time. Much of the problems that we have are based upon our personalities and not our situation. It’s said that, “The first million you ever make is the hardest. The second is easier and by the third million you can easily increase from there. Why? Because your personality has changed.”
Why can some people work and work and work and never seem to make more money than they do originally? Why do others seem to be so successful with very little work?
How we approach problems is the difference. Some people will approach problems with a “I have to know how to do all this work mentality.” Others will say, “I need to find people who know how to do this work.” Still others will say, “I need to inspire people to work alongside me.”
There isn’t necessarily a wrong mentality, but you won’t get as far as fast using every one of these mentalities in your daily life.
This was revelation to me. I thought that if I knew how to do a task, did the task well and worked hard that I would be successful. The problem is that it only allows me to get about 12 hours worth of work done a day. That’s not enough if we want to go anywhere.
But here’s the truth.
My personality will dictate how I do a task.
When I use a garden hose, do I finish using it and then coil it up again? or maybe I just leave it out in the yard because, “I’m going to use it again eventually.”
When I use my bed, do I make it in the morning? or maybe I just leave it because, “I’m going to sleep in it tonight anyways!”
This is the Biblical principle,
10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.Luke 16:10 KJV
Whether we like it or not, those small things in our lives – our habits – give us incite into the rest of what we do. This extends into how we do our jobs, the way we operate in business or at home and much more.
If you’re honest with yourself, you can find places where your habits and what you do in the small things spills over into the not so small things in a negative way.
For more quotes and their breakdowns check out Words of Wisdom | Quotes for your Notes | Encouragement.