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Execution IS the Strategy by Laura Stack

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CHAPTER 12Eliminate Time Wasters

I’m a big country music fan, and I love this quote from Garth Brooks: “The greatest conflicts are not between two people, but between one person and himself.”

Few people can honestly say they’ve never dragged their heels on a task or dawdled over a project they should have put more effort into. We may not feel proud about it, but we procrastinate anyway. Some people say it’s because they work better under pressure. But usually it boils down to one of three common issues: feeling overwhelmed, fearing failure, or disliking the task.

Then, too, I’ve known people who dilly-dallied because they feared running out of work too soon. This happens most often in jobs that continue only as long as the work lasts, such as ...

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