“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things” – Robert Brault
Paying attention to details is something you have to do no matter what you are working on. The little things are often what separate you from being considered great, or simply average. Even though I knew that it was important to focus on the little things, I have failed to do that as I have been writing my blog. You see, when I start to work on a blog topic I start to pour all my ideas on to the paper. I stop paying attention to all the spelling and grammatical lessons that I have learned throughout school. I get so excited to share my ideas with people that as soon as I’m done, i simply hit the publish button. Soon after, I always suffer the wrath of my family. Every time I write, they get on me about proof reading and going back over my work for mistakes. As much as I want to blame my third grade teacher for not teaching me the proper use of “their” and “there”, I have to take full responsibility for what I publish. If I am going to put out content, I have to put out GOOD content.
I spent five years listening to Coach Izzo talk about attention to detail and how it can mean the difference between winning and losing. It doesn’t matter if it was the proper technique for getting through a ball screen and how to box out and attack the basketball around the rim (I didn’t spend a lot of time around the rim but I still understood the concept). I had five years of playing in a system that was built on executing an assignment to perfection. Failure to do something perfectly meant you were late to help on the defensive end or your were unable to free a teammate for an open look. Our coaching staff would provide us with the most detailed scouting reports before every game so you knew exactly what each player was going to do on the other team. Until now, I had forgotten those lessons while writing this blog.
I’ve been very fortunate that people have had an interest in some of the experiences I’ve had during my life. I owe it not only to myself to put quality writing together, but to everyone who takes time out of their day to visit my blog site. I appreciate everyone who has read this blog and I will continue to work to improve my writing in an attempt to provide insightful, interesting, and quality blog posts.