“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” – Peter Drucker
Effectiveness Habit #7: Cultivate Access to You encourages you to take time for yourself.
Effectiveness Habit #6: Refresh also encourages you to pause instead of jumping into action. If you find it hard to carve out time to refresh, reflect, and review, you are not alone. This is one of the toughest habits to adopt because of our culture of action trains us to get going, get busy. We do things to have the results we want.
When I feel myself pushing to get into action without a refresh, I remember that
- action is good and
- time for myself and refreshing before action makes the action more effective.