God is in the details is one quote I’ve read.
The Devil is in the details is another.
So, which is it?
Details bedevil a lot of us.
Consider this story …
We just went through a refinance of our mortgage. We had experience in the process so we knew exactly what we wanted when we wanted it, and the mortgage originator (there’s a reason for the title) didn’t listen. Plain and simple. So when the settlement docs came via email, they were wrong. Basically, they asked us to pay interest on extra money that we didn’t need!
No way. We made them redo it which delayed the process one more day.
This is why it’s worth it to foil the Devil and get to the God in the details.
There is a cost to doing business, a cost to having relationship. That cost is attention to … you guessed it … the details. The thing is … lots of details, one at a time, add up to the entirety, the wholeness of anything. The details make it interesting.
God, the Devil, no matter … details rock because completion is in the details.