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What you need is sustained outrage...there's far too much unthinking respect given to authority.
-- Molly Ivins
 

 

Monday, November 14, 2005

The first minute

Are you way too busy to get something done? Then go ahead and do it as soon as you can.

Waiting until the last minute never makes the task any easier, and it always makes the work more stressful. Going ahead and doing it at the first minute, as soon as you know it must be done, can save you an enormous amount of time and energy.

Because when you go ahead and do what must be done, you don’t have to waste a lot of time worrying about it and wondering how you will ever find the time. Putting something off in order to save time really ends up costing much more time.

So the next time you’re tempted to wait until the last minute because of time pressures, think of what you would be doing. You would, in fact, be making things worse.

Instead of putting something off until the last minute, put it on your schedule the very first minute possible. Then go ahead and get it done.

The time you save will enable you to get much more done. The peace of mind you gain will be priceless.

— Ralph Marston

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