If you see someone come in to a non critical meeting prepared and with an agenda, take notice.
There are many who brush away the “small things” because they’re saving themselves for the “big things.”
Why bother showing up on time for a meeting at school? I’ll do that at work.
Why bother keeping up my promises with my peers? I’ll do that when my boss asks me to.
Why bother? I’ll do that when I have to.
Many of these folk do actually bring their A game when they have to or when the big boss asks them to.
But, the way life works, very few meetings or opportunities come with the right labels. Very often, it is the small meetings and interactions that lead to the big meetings and interactions.
Watch for how we approach the small things. Because, it is the small things that become the big things.