Size does not matter.
David and Goliath is the biblical story of a small boy who volunteers to fight a giant warrior.
David didn’t have a chance. His odds were dismal. Conventional wisdom said he didn’t have the size or skills to win.
Yet, he defeats Goliath because he had a specific set of skills that transcended size.
Goliath was slow, had poor eyesight, wore bulky armor and carried a heavy sword. David was small but fast. He was an experienced sling thrower that catapulted a rock like a bullet.
Goliath was shot between the eyes and killed instantly.
This big vs. small story relates to your daily work/life.
Are you an entry-level employee trying to build a successful career in a competitive work environment?
Maybe you are a freelancer trying to compete against large consulting firms.
Are you a middle manager who is intimidated by powerful executives?
You get the picture.
David won because he had a specific skill. He had practiced thousands of times. In actuality, he had the upper hand because this skill.
This story, expertly delivered by best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, explains why size does not matter.