It is not so much what you do as how you do it.
It is more important to do a thing right and accurate than to do it and realize that it was not done to your satisfaction or the satisfaction of those concerned.
Accuracy takes time and precision. Spending time doing something however small, and doing it right, reflects positively on the person doing.
Responsibility comes in small doses until we learn to take on the larger responsibilities.
If we are faithful in the small project and do it diligently counting it as important, that will get noticed and more will be added to our plate of responsibility.
I do not want to sound ethereal here or unrealistic, I am talking about tangible things. If I am given the task of taking the garbage out, then I should do it on time, make sure that it is neat and tidy, make sure that the ties are on and the bags are securely closed, make sure that it is where it should be on the sidewalk and make sure that the cover is on so animals would not get into it.
When all that is done, then my task is finished and I should be satisfied that I did a decent job and not a sloppy one.
Sloppiness goes hand in hand with lack of responsibility making people recognize that they should not give you anymore responsibility because you are not capable of delivering “a good product”. Our work is a product open to the market and when the customer recognizes sloppiness, they consider it lack of interest. When I see lack of interest then I am not going to allow