Many years ago … and after coaching senior leaders for many years before that … it became clear … crystal … that the senior leaders I was coaching had never taken the time to develop a trusted productivity system to manage everything that had their attention across all phases of their lives.
Instead, they were dashing from pillar to post to keep up with the growing tsunami of information coming at them from all directions.
You need a trusted system.
It’s a rare leader … I’m struggling to name one … who hasn’t said something like,
Of course I need to improve my productivity. Probably dramatically … and as soon as I get some time ….
Not you, I’m sure, but you get the point.
If you don’t have a trusted system to manage everything you care about, you’ll always be in a rush … skip important steps because you either forgot or ran out of time … and you will NEVER have time to do it over.
You can start building it today
BUT … if you take time starting NOW to build that trusted system, you’ll soon see that the time you invested will pay great dividends … every hour and every day … far in excess of the time it took you to put it in place. Once you embrace that truth, you’ll find the fuel to get that trusted system in place.
Today’s quote clearly dramatizes this challenge. When you’re in a hurry and don’t have a trusted system to keep you on track, you make mistakes, miss deadlines and skimp on the important initiatives you swore would drive your organization.
Paste this quote somewhere to remind you that it’s worthwhile to take the time to do it right the first time.
In today’s world, there will never be time to do it over.