17. Do those things that are meaningful

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Regardless of the field 66 per cent of all orders in the world are fulfilled late or over budget.


According to Murphy's Law, all works are performed three times longer and are finished with expenses that are two times bigger.


According to Parkinson's Law work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. The result is that everything is done at the last second.


Now is the last possible moment. You must do those things that you've been procrastinating about for a long time. Now is the best time.


The Chinese say that there are two periods of time when it is best to plant a tree. One was when you were born, and the second one is now.


Yet, we always postpone everything. A piece of advice: you should look for orders there, where they are sure to be.


How long has it been since you wanted to try out a new strategy to search for potential orders? Now is the perfect time. However, you should not forget your long-term strategy. During the crisis everyone emphasises short-term goals, but if you devote at least 5 per cent of your potential to the future, you will be able to reach outstanding results.