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Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing the right thing.
-- Isaac Asimov
 

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pace yourself

Live with purpose and ambition. But don’t burn yourself out attempting to do everything all the time.

When your efforts have established some good momentum, keep adding to those efforts. But don’t work so hard and fast that you lose sight of who you are.

An email, or text message, or other seemingly urgent interruption, on rare occasion requires your immediate response. Yet the vast majority of them can wait for you to handle at your own pace.

Make good use of your opportunities to get good work done. Then set aside your work for a while, and give yourself plenty of time to just be.

Sure, you can make a little progress very quickly by wearing yourself out. However, you can enjoy much more progress over the long haul when you pace yourself.

Make your work sustainable by caring for the person who does it. Go fast enough to get it done, and slow enough to make it endure.

— Ralph Marston

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