When I ask people to share with me their personal time problems and weaknesses, high on the league table is underestimating how long things will take. Most people would regard themselves as honest and truthful, yet the vast majority of folk are either hopeless at estimating time or pathological liars! You can decide which category you fall into.

For example, have you ever said:

  • I'll be down in a couple of minutes.

  • I just need to have a quick shower, it'll only take me five minutes.

  • Let's leave that until tomorrow morning, it's only the last few things we need to sort out. It won't take more than 20 minutes.

  • We can go through the details of the presentation on the way there. A few minutes should be enough.

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