Preparation and Application

It struck me today that I’m prone to doing too much preparation and not enough application. I’m like a farmer who spends all day sharpening his blade, and never gets around to harvesting. Others have the opposite problem. They are farmers who spend all day hacking away with a dull blade.

The trick is to strike the proper balance, I suppose. If I tried to err on the side of too much application, at least I’d be accomplishing something.

Still, there’s something about being totally prepared that I like. I love having a tool that does exactly what I need. I love putting systems in place so “I’ll never make that mistake again!” For any given question, I love being equipped to find the answer faster than anyone else.


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