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Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
-- Stephen Covey


Monday, February 28, 2022

Keep working, not worrying

The clock is ticking and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Let it tick, and calmly continue doing what you have chosen to do.

The deadline is approaching and you’re a long way from being finished. Confidently guide your attention back to your work, not the deadline.

You won’t improve matters by being frantic. You will improve your effectiveness by staying focused.

Take a deep breath, and feel a renewed faith in your capabilities. Then keep putting those capabilities to work.

There’s a good chance you’ll get most of it done, but then again you might not finish completely. Either way, your best choice is to keep working and not to keep worrying.

Whatever time you have, fill it with purposeful and focused activity. Be confident and respectful of time, and time will be good to you.

— Ralph Marston

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