William Liao

November 9, 2021

Relevant detail oriented

Some details matter more than others: 

your team is meeting about probably matters more than how long or how often you’re meeting. 

A well-written communication probably matters more than whether you pick Georgia or Times New Roman typeface. 

Showing up to the gym regularly probably matters more than the handful of days out of the year where you miss your workouts. 

Details require attention, and attention is limited. Therefore it is prudent to determine early on what details actually matter. 

Sometimes relevant details are easy to tease out — like in the examples listed above. Other times, the difference between what is and is not worth paying attention to is far more subtle. 

How effective a person or team is at focusing on the most relevant details can make all in the quality of their work and the speed with which they complete it.