Sweat the Right Small Stuff

On 9th December 2019, Ms. Silvia Chan shared with us a message to reconcile the conflicting teachings of “Don’t sweat the small stuff!” and “Small things matter!” Using the iconic story of the All Blacks (New Zealand National Rugby Union Team, 16-time winner of the International Rugby Championship) cleaning up the locker rooms they used after every match, Ms. Chan illustrated how small things made big differences such as training discipline, forming good habits and leading to some desirable effects. So Ms. Chan encouraged us to “sweat the right small stuff”.

Indeed, paying attention to the rightly targeted minor details can lead to over-proportioned return. Let’s start from doing something small meaningful things, such as keeping our classroom clean.