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Of false imperatives

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When something seems like an emergency, it's usually because we are ill prepared. Our anxiety flairs and we turn something small into something urgent. Project deadlines turn into do-or-die scenarios. Simple assignments become mission-critical ventures. 

It's easy to become emotional. We are, after-all, emotional beings. But this way of doing things never scales and is certainly not sustainable.

When everything becomes urgent, nothing receives the kind of attention it deserves. 

Take your time and prepare for what is to come. It's usually not as bad as you make it out in your mind to be. Do the reading. Do the research. Slow down so that you get it right.