The saying that the devil is in the details is more than a paradigm, it is a hard fact of life.
Little things add up. Depending what they are, this can lead to either a good or bad outcome.
‘A penny saved is a penny earned’
Saving money can be a daunting task, but if it is done in small increments, with discipline, it can quickly become a substantial amount.
‘Always read the fine print’
Studies have shown that the number of people reading the fine print on documents, privacy policies or company policies is anywhere from a dismal .11% up to 12 or 15% depending on the document itself. This breaks down to about one person in a thousand.(forbes.com).
Entire industries hinge on some of these policies. They are in place for a reason, (most of the time that reason being litigious in nature). But human nature being what it is, happens to lean more towards finding the path of least resistance.
Yes, we are lazy.
Yes, we want easy.
Yes, we skirt issues, and policies and tedium.
But this kind of mentality hurts us in the long run.
We find ourselves stuck in contracts we didn’t realize were binding, paying more than expected for services not wanted all because we didn’t take the time to read the fine print.
Little things add up.
Little things matter.
Our lives are not made up of huge events, but thousands upon thousands of little moments.
Everything matters and until we realize that, we will continue to gloss over the more significant parts of our existence, while wearing blinders and abiding in ignorance.
Yes, the devil is in the details, but do we really want to grant him a foothold in our lives?
Today, I will be aware of the little things adding up in my life…will you?