A Few Steps Ahead

Old 08-18-2006, 06:04 AM
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A Few Steps Ahead

The easiest way to solve a problem is to start working on it early. The longer you wait, the more costly and difficult it becomes to deal with the situation.

Procrastination always seems at the time to be the easy way out. And yet it never is.

With things that are out of your control, be patient. With things that are under your control, take action.

The sooner you take action, the more effectively that action will bring results. To make the most efficient use of your time, deal with the small problems before they become big ones, and deal with the big problems before they become overwhelming.

Having to play catch up can waste a great deal of your time and effort. So choose not to put yourself in that position.

Instead, get a few steps ahead of what must be done. And you'll find you're able to do much more.

-- Ralph Marston
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:25 AM
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Thanks Ann,
I find that when I put things off I actually spend more enerby thinking about doing what I have to do or thinking how I should have done it already!!!
It compounds stress.
If I take action as soon as I can the load is lifted and I have much more time and energy to spare- plus no guilt!!
This is my plan.... not to say I am always good at it!! But imo it's the best way.
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:39 PM
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I am the procrastination Queen. I think at one point I became somewhat addicted to the anxiety that would well up as a result of putting off till tommorrow what I needed to be doing today.
I can bury myself so fast if I don't watch it....
I am working on that one and getting caught up on things I have been putting off.
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