The best advice I received this week was from Cosmo Magazine. I’m not joking.
In the “From the Editor” letter Kate White writes, “… when you ask for an extension on a project or reschedule a lunch, you think it buys you time, but ultimately, it’s really a giant time suck. Rather than allowing you to focus on what’s ahead of you, it keeps you stalled in the past. You’re still working on something that should already be done, and you’re wasting mental energy worrying about it.”
AKA, keep your meetings and finish your projects on time… even if it means staying at work for an extra 30 minutes. In the long run, it’s worth it and people will respect you more for it.
What do you think?