That was the feeling inside my head as I got my hair cut today. Often times I go in and get my hair cut, the hair stylist is conscientious of how they cut my hair.
How you approach what your do changes how people perceive it. The feeling I got from the woman that was cutting my hair was indifference, potentially a form of frustration. She didn’t want to be there.
So how do you approach what you are doing today? What is the impression you leave on people that you come across? Your co-workers, your customers, your family?
I’ve found that it’s not about the big things that matter as much as the small things that matter. How good my hair looks at the end of the visit is important, but if that haircut is physically painful as my hair gets pulled, it is just as bad as if my hair is cut crooked.
This reminds me of something I read Steve Jobs say when talking about his father, “He loved doing things right. He even cared about the look of the parts you couldn’t see. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”
So the question to reflect on today, is what things in your life are those small things that you don’t think matter, and ask yourself, how would it change if I cared about it?