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By believing passionately in something that does not yet exist, we create it.
-- Nikos Kazantzakis
 

 

Friday, August 18, 2006

A few steps ahead

The easiest way to solve a problem is to start working on it early. The longer you wait, the more costly and difficult it becomes to deal with the situation.

Procrastination always seems at the time to be the easy way out. And yet it never is.

With things that are out of your control, be patient. With things that are under your control, take action.

The sooner you take action, the more effectively that action will bring results. To make the most efficient use of your time, deal with the small problems before they become big ones, and deal with the big problems before they become overwhelming.

Having to play catch up can waste a great deal of your time and effort. So choose not to put yourself in that position.

Instead, get a few steps ahead of what must be done. And you’ll find you’re able to do much more.

— Ralph Marston

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