Today I accidentally deleted all the “real” comments off this site when I deleted all the spam comments. How did I do this act of stupidity? Not paying attention to detail.
I could blame this website’s interface, but in reality, I just wasn’t paying attention. It’s funny how all these years, I thought I was really detail-oriented. I think I even have it on my resume. And I do have fantastic attention to detail in areas like writing and proofreading.
But my attention to detail doesn’t apply to all areas. I have to leave that for the perfectionists. I know because I am married to a perfectionist. Let me tell you: Brett’s got a whole other level of attention to detail. Wow… that’s all I have to say.
But the good thing about my lack of detail is that I am able to see the big picture: the vision. All the details often clutter perfectionist’s perspective, but I can put those details in a box entitled, “Deal with that later.” I can make a plan to accomplish a big task, and I can usually handle most of the details.
Except occasionally, like today, I move a little too fast for my own good.