One Step Ahead

If there’s one thing that makes work easier, it’s getting one step ahead.

I had one of those moments today. I gouged some time out of my regular schedule of just keeping up and I used it to get a week ahead on something.

Suddenly everything felt easier. That piece of work wasn’t looming over me day by day. Every time I faced it, it wasn’t in the certainty that I had to rush and do it right now. With that pressure gone, I could think about it more easily. I could do it better.

It’s not always easy to get ahead. Staying there is practically impossible. But earning that breathing room just once in a while makes all the difference.