Just Do Something!!!

In a recent conversation I heard what I hear so often: "I just have so much e mail. If someone could help me with managing my e mail-that would be helpful." I offered a couple of suggestions and they replied, "Yes, but you have to change the settings on your e mail account." I offered a couple more thoughts and again their reply was, "That would help a little bit, but I just have so much." I then changed the subject, not wanting to offend the individual for their lack of desire to do something.

Inaction because a solution won't solve the "whole problem" keeps us suffering with the same issues. Rarely does an idea come along that completely takes care of a nagging problem or issue (sliced bread may be an exception). In taking action, however, we are at least moving in the right direction. If we want an hour to focus on a new project, but delegation only gets us 15 minutes-that's 15 minutes we did not have before. A quote by Sydney Smith comes to mind:

The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can.