If you don’t have time to clean up, you don’t have time to cook

If you don’t have time to clean up, you don’t have time to cook

Seth Godin (https://seths.blog/2018/12/if-you-dont-have-time-to-clean-up-you-dont-have-time-to-cook/)

Over the last two months, I have been thinking about this sentence. I am rather fascinated that the sentence is so simple, true, and in a way so trivial that it borders on meaningless.

Professionals think about all facets of the project, pull through the fun and the boring parts, and finish it correctly.

However, the thing that I thought was really interesting that Seth Godin, a brilliant bestselling author on business-related topics wrote this sentence. In his blog post gave it minimal context to say professionals use this same type of thinking when approaching their own projects. – The fact alone that he wrote this sentence elevated the sentence and gave it an additional value.

Now let’s say, Jamie Oliver, a brilliant cook, would have said the same sentence (and probably he has said it in some form or another already) – I would have dismissed it – I would have been listening on the great meal that Jamie Oliver created and not a philosophical aspect of how this all could apply to my professional life.

This simple sentence, in the end, has made me aware of how I read certain authors and how I change focus depending on the author / the subject that I am reading. As well as adjusting my processes to avoid seeing the boring parts and the fun parts of a task as two separate tasks. Ensuring that I actually pull through the entire project.

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