Details Matter

November 13, 2018

Details matter, but not in the way you might expect.

Inside of my training with Wake Up Warrior the phrase “details matter” is drilled into anyone who steps foot into a live experience. They did not invent this phrase. Other organizations, military groups, and athletic teams use this phrase to train, inspire, and direct.

The most common interpretation of this phrase is around the individual.

Ensure you keep track of the details in any endeavor.

If you miss the details, there are consequences.

If you miss a detail packing a parachute, someone could die.
If you miss a detail when making a block, you can lose the championship.
If you miss a detail in your financial plan, jobs are lost.

Why would anyone trust you with anything significant if you’re unable to take care of the details?

There’s another way to think about the phrase Details Matter…

Details matter when designing your life.
Details matter when determining what you want.
Details matter when communicating with your husband or wife.

Most of my recent arguments with my wife, Mika, were caused by my lack of clarity in what I was trying to say, what I wanted, or how I felt. I was trying to get clear on the details through the process of “conversation” (aka argument) – and it leads to nowhere.

I realized that “details matter” in how we manage ourselves, but the mantra is critical with our interactions, expectations, and conversations with others.

Where in your life are you missing the details?

Start with you.

How much detail do you put into your morning routine?

If the answer is little to none, here’s a podcast I did on the routine I follow every morning called Core 4. I just released a great episode discussing Core 4 with my wife on our podcast, Good To Be Home.

How much detail do you put into planning your week?
Your month?
The next 90-days?

Every week hundreds of members of The Creative Syndicate dive into these questions and more.  Apply here for next month’s cohort.

Then, once you’re clear with yourself – you can get clear on what you want, expect, and need from others.

This last part is where I’m working hard to improve.

9 times out of 10 when I run into conflict with others, I’ve forgotten the details with myself.

I have to force myself to slow down, get clear, and then start again with a new mindset.