Albert Einstein – If I had an Hour a day

Hi,

So I saw this cool quote on a friends facebook wall (thanks Sophy) and wanted to post it up here for you. It made me think about the way I work and life in general. Sometimes you just need to stop and think about what your doing and why your doing it.  Instead of just doing it, which is often keeping yourself busy making mistakes or working on things that just don’t matter. I think we all need to take time to  standing back and see the bigger picture (instead of keeping busy) and taking time to execute and get it done right the first time Instead of redoing it 2 or 3 times over.

 

I am a sucker for this, I love to start stuff and just get going and pay attention to details later, however I have noticed that I need to re-work things over 2 or 3 times before it is done right. Realistically in the long run it is killing me and my productivity.

 

Today’s article was nothing too in-depth or thought provoking, just a thought that would be interesting for you to think about as well.

 

What does this quote from Sir Albert Einstein mean to you? Comment below let me know I would be interested to hear what you have to say.

 

Till next time

Josh

Joshua Bretag is a data-driven growth marketer that manages over 6 figures in advertising spend per day. He has a passion for data driven marketing and analytics that has taken him to working large multi-channel marketing campaigns.

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4 comments

  1. Wendy Lieber

    So true especially in this fast paced world where we have info coming at us from all angles 24/7. It reminds me of the Abe Lincoln quote “If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 sharpening my ax.”

    • I love that quote it will be added to this site as well :). I agree with you 100% i think thats where that story of the young boy vs the old man in the tree chopping competition came from – which is a great metaphor as well for slow down sharpen your mind then take action.

  2. Sohail Saleem

    I like the quotes of Einstein and his intelligence. As I understand this quote,

    80% problem solved when you completely understand the problem.

    Great Article Joshua Bretag.

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