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Tomorrow was Yesterday

January 2, 2014

The beginning of a year is a good time for reflection and resolution to be better.  Here are some changes to consider:

  • Do not give due dates you cannot keep.  Promising something for “tomorrow” when it is highly unlikely it will get done is not responsible.  Two days later, if not delivered, your customer or client would tell you that “tomorrow was yesterday.”  Make your tomorrows less stressful by setting realistic due dates – and then keeping your promises
  • If you cannot meet a deadline, let the person know as soon as you know.  Changing a deadline is accepted more easily three days beforehand than a half hour afterwards
  • If you assign something that has a deadline, check the progress often enough to make sure it is on target to meet the deadline.  And, if not, you won’t be surprised at the last minute

If these suggestions apply to you, following through on them will make your life much better this year.

Only good things for you for the New Year!

Thank you for reading my blogs.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Robert Nagler permalink
    January 2, 2014 3:08 pm

    Hi Ed One should keep their keep their word and always complete the task
    that thy started out to do and should be done on a timely manner.Don’t say you are going to do something that you know you can’t deliver

  2. Aaronson, Marc permalink
    January 2, 2014 3:44 pm

    Hello Ed.

    The title reminded me of the phrase I mention every so often: “Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” My children gave me a magnetic sticker with this phrase in Hebrew!

    Regards,

    Marc

    Marc A. Aaronson

  3. January 3, 2014 3:25 am

    Tov M’od!
    Re your comment: From my Power Bites book: Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you!
    Ed

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