Take Your Time

We all want to get our work done as quickly as possible. We want to meet our deadlines and have a little bit of extra time to be able to clean our inbox. The best way to ensure that you have extra time at the end of the week is to take your time on the work that you are doing. Don’t permit yourself to be slow – you are a professional, and there is a certain level of competence that is expected from you. But do allow yourself to take your time.

It is better that you, or your project team, produce reliable and usable results from your work than have to go back and redo the work. If you have to go back a second time, you will have lost both time and the confidence of your stakeholders.

Take your time; do things right. Don’t go so slow that you never deliver anything. Your goal is to be useful, reliable, and helpful.