I love the word “expedite”. Capitalizing the X in the verb reminds me how good it feels to put a line through a task. Finish a job ahead of schedule. Get it done. Enjoy the satisfaction of a task completed and tackle the next.
|1.||to hasten the progress of; hasten or assist|
|2.||to do or process (something, such as business matters) with speed and efficiency|
|3.||rare to dispatch (documents, messages, etc)|
|4.||unimpeded or prompt; expeditious|
|5.||alert or prepared|
“Handle your mail – ONCE Read it or toss it, but don’t let it sit around.” is such good advice.
“Walk with me and let’s talk, It’s that or take a number, and who knows how long THAT might take?!” Leslie Marshal used to say, a pre-school director colleague in Tucson. Answering a question right away helped keep her to-do list short.
Doing something now rather than putting it off -again- helps us feel better about most everything. Some things simply have to wait (one of the down-sides of being over-ambitious) but for me, scheduling a task, ie. do this in September, lessens that sense of lagging immediacy that makes a person want to take a 20-year nap. I have a theory about why Rip VanWinkle took a nap in the first place, but I can’t prove it. 😀
Most of the clutter in my life is the result of decisions to “do it later”; eXpedite helps remove the clutter.
Time to wrap this up and expedite today’s tasks!