LOOKING vs SEEING

Again, just like yesterday when I pointed out the difference between hearing and listening as the level of purposeful attention involved, this morning,  I’m also going to tell you that the difference between looking and seeing is the amount of  ATTENTION TO DETAILS.

PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS

In 1499, Michelangelo, considered by many as one of the most famous artists of the renascence, completed the great work of art, a sculpture with unimaginable finesse  – *’The Pieta’*  housed at St Peters in the Vatican City. History has it that his attention to detail is of remarkable depth. When you gaze upon the Rome Pieta, the story becomes totally believable.

The human mind has the ability to learn almost anything, but it only excels in the things it pays close attention to. When you go through a long  document or a book over and over again, you’d probably spot out something new each time you go through. The developed countries we admire are a product of well organized ideologies, conceptions and constructions with utmost desire for perfection through paying attention to details.

PEOPLE MASK DETAILS. YOUR ATTENTION UNVEIL THEIR REAL INTENTIONS

Employees may sometimes hide the details of their intentions and make certain requests under disguise. Learn not to give approvals on the go. Create a time lapse between request and approvals. That time lapse is for you to SEE the details of the requests and detect differences between the hands and voices of Esau and Jacob, if you understand what I mean. 

STEVE JOBS & ATTENTION TO DETAILS

On a Sunday in 2008, Vic Gundotra, the Head of Google Plus, received a call from Steve Jobs, Apple Cofounder & CEO, telling him he noticed that the second O in the Google logo on the iPhone doesn’t have the right shade of yellow. And he’s not happy with that!

Charles Swindoll pointed out that “the difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.”

SOME THINGS CAN BE MADE BETTER, IF SEEN BETTER

Pay attention to colours, settings, order, dressing, handwriting, spoken English, expressions, attitudes, in your people. Little things count. Tell them, they may never have the second chance to make the first impression.

Before your printers roll out dozens of copies of your publications, or logos on your wears, check for errors. Nigerian Artisans, and labour force generally always love the easy route instead of the extra mile , they’re reluctant to doing a thorough job. If care is not taken, you’ll always dance to their tune and live in their mediocrity, if you don’t pay attention to details and get what you’re paying for.

Pls enjoy your weekend.

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