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Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
-- Rene Descartes
 

 

Tuesday, April 21, 1998

Act quickly

Problems don’t go away by themselves, but opportunities do. If you wait for problems to just disappear, they usually get more serious. And if you dawdle while opportunity is knocking, it soon will leave and knock on someone else’s door.

If something needs doing, get right on it. Be patient, yes, but do so while taking action. If you’re reluctant to do something that needs to be done, consider that it will only get worse, the longer you wait.

How would you like to have super-human strength? Act quickly, and you can solve 10 problems with the same effort it would take to deal with just one problem which has been avoided and grown to serious proportions. The faster you take action, the more effective you can be.

Certainly you don’t want to jump without looking, but as soon as you’ve decided what needs to be done, get busy doing it. Time is your most precious resource and the less time you wait to get started, the less time you’ll spend doing it. Get on it right now!

— Ralph Marston

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