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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Embracing Minutiae

Just when you think the work is better, someone comes along and points out a small way it could improve. Your feeling of accomplishment turns sour. You begin to doubt your abilities. You feel like firing back at that person with some criticism involving his clothes, hygiene, or upbringing.

I get it. I have been there. 

Everyone wants at least some time to bask in the glory of accomplishment and the length of that "basking time" is probably correlated to the degree of difficulty you overcame to get to this point.

Addressing minutiae takes time. It can be painstakingly tedious. Brushing with broad strokes is less taxing than using a fine tooth comb. It can be aggravating to feel like the little things are taking up so much of your time.

It is important, though, to remember that attention to the minutiae is a sign of two important characteristics.

1.  If minutiae is what you are working in, then you have probably established the thesis of your work or project.

2.  It is often the little things, the minutiae, that ultimately makes the biggest difference in the quality of your work and the overall experience.

Embracing minutiae is an invitation to move from acceptable to excellent.