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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Nipping It in the Bud

Today I have been spraying weeds with weedkiller. Nettles, Docks, Buttercups, Thistles and Ragwort grow rapidly at this time of the year and if they aren’t kept under control, they will be covering the fields and there’ll soon be no grass left for the horses to eat. We have a backpack which holds 20 litres of diluted weedkiller – 20 litres of liquid is quite heavy when you have to lift it up behind you and strap it to your back! It’s a horrible job and one that I’ve been putting off for several weeks. 

The result of this prevarication is that some of the weeds are huge and they will require more than one dose of weedkiller to finish them off. So I’ll have to do the job again in a couple of weeks - I’ve made the job harder and longer than it should have been.

The parallels in the world of work are obvious. When issues and problems arise, how often do we wait and see if they will resolve themselves? How often do we leave them and hope that they will be insignificant in the overall scheme of things? Do we avoid confrontation, which would resolve the matter, in favour of short term harmony? 

Do we do the things we LIKE to do, rather than doing the things we NEED to do?

In almost every instance that you can think of, it is better to get the job done early before it develops into a major headache.

What are you putting off until tomorrow? Don’t leave it until you need to apply the weedkiller for the second time!
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