“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”
I don’t know about you but there just never seem to be enough hours in the day. The world today is busier than ever and the distractions are relentless.
I really love this quote because it makes you sit back and thing about the work you are doing. If you are doing something to check the box, achieve the minimum standard, etc, then why are you doing it all all? If it is something that needs to be done right, what needs to go in order for you to have the time to accomplish the task at hand?
Part of the challenge in today’s hyper busy world is that it is easier, and more acceptable unfortunately, to do more things, at the bare minimum level. That doesn’t create long-term sustainable success. Focusing on the few things that really matter, and then executing them to a degree of completion that ensures they won’t have to be redone is a guaranteed way to stand out from the crowd.
Besides, if you are so busy, how can taking the time to redo anything be a palatable option! Get it right, get it done, move on to the next important thing.