How you do things matters

How you do things matters

How you do anything is how you can do everything.

President Andrew Johnson would speak proudly of his career as a tailor before he entered politics. On the campaign trail, a heckler once tried to embarrass him by shouting about his working-class credentials. Johnson replied without breaking stride: “That does not disconcert me in the least; for when I used to be a tailor I had the reputation of being a good one, and making close fits, always punctual with my customers, and always did good work.”

To be successful in life, all we need to do is three little things :

  1. Try hard.
  2. Be honest.
  3. Help others and ourselves.

If you see any of this as a burden, you’re looking at it the wrong way.

Inspired by: Thrive Global - How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything, by Ryan Holiday