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Genius is the capacity to take infinite pains.
-- Thomas Carlyle


Tuesday, December 19, 2000

More for your effort

Those who begin soonest end up getting the most accomplished from their efforts. If you want your work to really pay off, begin it right away. Waiting will only make the job more difficult and time consuming when you eventually get around to it.

Time exerts a powerful leverage, and you can use it to your advantage. The results of your efforts today will multiply and compound as time goes on. On the other hand, if you wait until the last minute, that leverage works against you. Hurrying to complete something at the last minute is terribly inefficient. There’s so much more you can accomplish with the same amount of energy when you start earlier, rather than later.

When there is work to be done, get started right away. That’s by far the easiest, most effective approach. Though it may seem at the moment that putting it off would be easier, you know from experience that’s definitely not true.

Would you rather accomplish more or accomplish less? Get started right away and you will accomplish so very much more for the time and effort invested.

— Ralph Marston

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