Monday, November 4, 2013
Small Efforts Can Have Big Effects
Well, this Sunday I spent a couple of hours and really cleaned the snot out of that car! I ran the floor mats through our washing machine twice, I used Q-tips to clean every nook and crevice, I vacuumed every surface in the car I could reach, and of course washed the outside of the car.
What struck me about all of this is that the rewards of doing this were WAY greater than I expected for such a relatively small effort. Ok, yeah, instead of spending 7 minutes just picking up I spent about 2 hours doing a deep clean, but 2 hours is still a pretty small amount of time. And for those 2 hours I really felt like I had accomplished something amazing.
I got a HUGE emotional payoff from doing something that had been kinda lingering on my mental to-do list. I also got a HUGE emotional payoff from the satisfaction of finally having a clean car.
This just reminded me that sometimes, small efforts can have a pretty big effect :-)