Dispatch: To Deal With Quickly and Efficiently

April 25, 2022 pwm1

No two things differ more than hurry and dispatch. Hurry is the mark of a weak mind, dispatch of a strong one. A weak man in office, like a squirrel in a cage, is laboring eternally, but to no purpose, and is in constant motion without getting on a job. Like a turnstile, he is in everybody’s way, but stops nobody; he talks a great deal, but says very little; looks into everything but sees nothing; and has a hundred irons in the fire, but very few of them are hot, and with those few that are, he only burns his fingers.

—Charles Caleb Colton, author, English cleric and author (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
French Riviera coast with medieval town Villefranche-sur-Mer, Nice region, France

It is so easy to get knocked off course, assuming we clearly set our course in the first place. Remind yourself every morning of the destination you set, and remain focused on completing the specific and pre-determined actions that will move you closer to that glorious harbor. And do so with dispatch. 

—Mike Hazell

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