In-Between Moments

Whatever your hand finds to do,
do it with all your might.
   —Ecclesiastes 9:10

Author John Erskine’s music teacher counseled him to grab a few minutes of practice whenever he could rather than waiting for big blocks of time.

Erskine made it a lifetime habit. He allegedly wrote his best-known work, The Private Life of Helen of Troy, on streetcars while commuting between home and work.

Do you spend more time getting ready to work than working? Clearing the desk, daydreaming, writing lists, making phone calls? Sharpening the pencils, so to speak, but never getting around to writing the paper?

Use your in-between moments productively, and you will end up miles ahead of those who don’t.

Don’t spend so much time polishing the bow
that you never get around to nocking the arrow.

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