Thursday, June 7, 2012

The value of keeping promises quickly

Most people want to be helpful. It is easy to promise to send a review copy, write a book review, do a short interview, reply to an email or send a link to a useful book or article.

There are really only two ways to handle promises. Either do them as quickly as possible, or don't make them at all.

A neglected promise is a small nagging irritation. Eventually unfulfilled promises can accumulate, become a large irritation and interrupt creative work.

work, interrupted

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