Productivity & Work

‘Paperwork is horrendous.’

"Paperwork is horrendous."

Paperwork is an impediment. It’s the reason we avoid applying to school, to jobs, getting a new car or signing off on a business deal.

But it also saves our rears. All that verbiage in the paperwork is a litmus test for your own pertinacity. If you really want it, you’ll go through the painstaking effort to complete the paperwork.

Lawyers look dead tired because they live in paperwork. So do the people that handle IPOs and acquisitions. But that’s how they wanted with their lives and they get paid handsomely for it.

Paperwork sucks. But so does the alternative, doing nothing. You do it by doing the work.

This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance. How? This second, we can sit down and do our work.

Steven Pressfield
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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.