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You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower
 

 

Tuesday, August 28, 2001

Overwhelmed?

There’s a big pile of work on your desk and you wonder how you can ever get it all done. There’s a long list of things to do on your calendar, and you wonder how you will ever get through them all.

It’s time to stop wondering and start doing. Begin with whatever is on top of the pile, get it done, and then move on to the next thing. Rather than letting yourself become overwhelmed by the enormity of the task, start whittling away at it.

If you can’t possibly get it all done, that’s all the more reason to start doing some of it right away. Getting frustrated or worried about it will only waste your time and make it worse. Instead, put your energy where it will count. Every moment, every effort will make a positive difference and will bring you closer to finishing the task.

When you have a lot to do, that’s great! It sure beats the alternative of being bored and aimless. Dive into it and enjoy the experience of making a real and positive difference, and of getting things done.

— Ralph Marston

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