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No Guarantees with More Time

February 12, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

These days everything always seems required to happen in a rush.  There’s a part of me that wishes for more time, however I’ve also come to realize that more time doesn’t necessarily guarantee success or better outcomes.

The best example I can think of to illustrate this is the trimester system in place in some universities.  For these universities, a term is good for three months.  It seems hectic to cram a lot of material in three months when the same material is discussed over the course of six months in other universities.  But here’s the thing: You either get it, or you don’t.  If you don’t understand something when given three months, you still won’t understand it when given six months.  It’s better to just waste three months of your time and start over with that setback versus wasting six months of your time.

There’s something to be said about having more time to produce better outcomes.  If you’re sure that getting more time will produce better quality, then it’s worth asking for it.  However recognize that getting more time won’t always be possible.

At the end of the day, what’s more important is your ability to make the most of the time you have, however long or short that might turn out, to do what needs to be done, for having more time guarantees nothing.

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