Tagged: work ethic

Act Now, Think Later

There is value in envisioning and sketching out a plan. There are times and places for speculating, contemplating, and even losing track of time in aimless wonder. But what is the cost of thinking...

The Dirtiest Four-Letter Word

I have a confession to make. I am in favor of profanity. There are no bad words, I tell my kids, only bad intent. And the catharsis of a well-placed expletive is sometimes worth the...

Work Hard, Not Much

It turns out that productivity may actually decline as workers put in longer and longer hours. So say many recent studies and articles addressing the relationship between the hours worked by an employee and...

Doing Hard Things

I have been obsessed lately with the idea that initiating action, however small, can reliably produce surprisingly substantial, positive results. In his tragic masterpiece, Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe captures this truth as elegantly as...