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Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night.
-- Marian Wright Edelman


Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Early decision

The sooner you decide, the less time you’ll spend on the decision. Decide early and you’ll free up more time to implement your decision.

Certainly there can be good reasons to hold off on a decision for a while, to take multiple factors into consideration. Yet as soon as you’re able to make a good, well-informed decision, go ahead and decide.

Most decisions require you to choose one option and forgo all the others, and that can be painful. But delaying the decision won’t make it any easier.

If you can do so, decide early and give yourself ample time to work out how to live with your decision. Decide early and you have the opportunity to grow more positive and enthusiastic about your choice.

Deciding quickly doesn’t mean being frivolous with your decision. You can decide early and decide well by being honest, upfront, and realistic about your choices.

Don’t rush your decision, but don’t needlessly delay it either. Go ahead, decide, and get on with making good on that decision.

— Ralph Marston

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