Doing small things well

27 03 2009

For want of a nail...

An old saying goes:

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.

Take care of the small things, the details, the seemingly unimportant. These are the things that make up the fabric and foundation of our existence. What nails could you be paying more attention to at the moment? Time management / procrastination? Making that difficult decision or phone call? Looking after your health and fitness? Larger dreams rarely get accomplished without details being attended to.

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3 responses

15 04 2009
Sarah

Ok…. I’ll try to translate one piece of “important” mail from my stack I have been avoiding… 😦

Ugh.. that statement didn’t make me feel as good as your post led me to believe it would..

17 04 2009
qmcc001

Haha Sarah you are awesome.

Better put this in as a disclaimer – your comment made me think. For someone who works in insurance, I’ve been terribly slack!

“The 1000 Diamonds blog site contains general articles and posts only. Quinton accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the information contained on the site or any action taken as a result of these posts and disclaims all liability in respect of such. Quinton further accepts no liability for any loss, damage, costs, expenses or claims suffered or incurred by any person as a consequence of any use or inability to use the 1000 Diamonds blog site.”

Phew 😉

19 04 2009
sarahpanda

Haha too late! Valid consideration and such… I demand compensation of some kind… post me a coffee

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