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Put some pep in your step

If you want something done, it’s better to ask someone who’s already in motion. That, or ask someone with a sense of purpose.

It’s the lull and lack of desire that puts people to sleep.

Case and point are the DMV. Both the customer and employees expect slow service. The DMV has developed a reputation as backward, government operated red tape, quite the opposite of a busy shop or restaurant where busyness necessitates speed without hurting the quality of the product. Starbucks is the paragon of a mediocre cup of coffee delivered in a timely manner.

Speed doesn’t guarantee customer happiness nor cleanliness. McDonald’s once used powdered milk. But there’s no doubt that a little hustle produces a dose of flow.

It’s the slow, methodical, non-autotelic folks that just role with the motions.

A robot is as the robot does. Ship faster, or at least act like it.

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Flow forward 

If you want something done, ask a busy person. They’re already in motion.

If you want a big idea, ask a bored person. They’re itching for a creative release.

If you want an excuse, ask a procrastinator. They’re already ruing the next ‘missed’ opportunity.

Effort doesn’t necessitate success but at least it asks for some type of return. Everything is practice.

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