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There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
-- Oscar Levant


Monday, July 24, 2023

Acting early

With a small effort right now you can avoid a much larger effort and expense later. For example, a fresh coat of paint today saves you from having to replace rotten boards a couple of years from now.

It’s tempting to let things slide when they’re not urgent. But doing so tends to turn simple tasks into complicated, compound problems.

Plenty of issues arise that you don’t really want to face. Yet as you’ve discovered again and again, avoiding them pretty much always makes them worse.

Indeed, the fact you don’t want to deal with something right now is a good argument in favor of going ahead and handling it. Acting early is a powerful way to leverage your time.

It can also reduce the stress and anxiety in your life. The problems you’ve already addressed are no longer hanging over you.

Act at your earliest opportunity. You’ll get more done with less effort and expense, and have more time to enjoy the beautiful existence in which you’re immersed.

— Ralph Marston

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