You can’t delegate the things that mean the most to you.

Your success is dependent upon mastering the details. Not just getting the project finished.

You can’t outsource awesome.

At least not at a price you’re willing to pay.

The truth about beating the odds and realizing breakthrough is that you have to agonize over the solution and work tirelessly trying new things until the big thing ends up looking like what you had in your mind all along.

That’s not easy. That’s not cheap. That’s not something you can hand off to anyone on your team, family, or circle of friends.

You have to do it yourself.

Otherwise you’re not going to win the way you feel you should.

You’re never going to feel the satisfaction of accomplishment and triumph and domination until you schedule time to get your hands dirty looking for that ever so slight tweak that differentiates you mightily from everyone else pretending to do the exact same thing.

Don’t forget that as you lead your team in stand up meetings and status reports.

If you’re not getting the answers you want, it might be because you’re not doing the work that needs to be done.

You’re not invested as much as you need to be. A little hard work and focused attention can fix all of that.

If it matters, act like it. Do the hard things yourself.