Tuesday, October 17, 2000
Deal with them
The big challenges get your attention. By virtue of their seriousness, they demand to be addressed. In fact, big serious challenges can be quite energizing and stimulating. They’re often referred to as “wake-up calls."The smaller challenges, though, don’t get as much respect or response. They’re the ones we tend to let slide. The problem with that is that they accumulate. Those small challenges, never dealt with, can soon combine into a substantial burden.You keep piling stuff in the closet, just a little something every few days, and suddenly there’s no space left. You keep putting off doing your expense report, day after day, and suddenly find that you have a whole quarter or year’s worth to go through.The little challenges, though they’re easy to forget about, can quickly add up and eventually hold you back in a big way. So make a point to deal with them as they come up, while they’re still small and manageable. Not only will you become more disciplined and effective, you’ll free yourself from their cumulative burden and be able to focus on the truly important things in your life.
Ralph MarstonCreating value Some days
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