How was your weekend? I learned there’s a place for doing things fast and a place for doing them slow–and it all depends on the circumstances.
Let’s get to it.
One of the interesting things I did with my new computer was a malware scan. All right, fine. But after the first one, I did a second one (after I downloaded some apps and had been using the computer for about two days).
Scan number 2 was finished in a little under 90 seconds (1 minute 26 seconds, if my memory’s doing right on this). Since the scan didn’t find anything, it took me all of 5 seconds to figure out I could move on.
Contrast that with the draft of a sales letter I read just yesterday. I was all hotsky-trotsky about telling the writer about some minor grammar stuff here and there, because I thought they needed to know, or it could help them in some way (without me being a jerk about it).
I fired this message off after one reading of said sales material.
The writer thanked me, and then said he’d hoped I’d go over what he’d written to dissect and learn from it, instead of only focusing on repeated words and what-have-ya.
If I would have taken more time, or read things more than once, I may have been able to hold off on this (the writer told me it hadn’t been edited yet, which made me feel ridiculous for bringing this stuff up–and I said so).
I’m usually not like this–I think I mentally got ahead of myself. And I’m finding out, yet again, that’s almost never a good thing.
And that it’s best to let things cool off before jumping the gun (even though I never did very much track and field stuff).
Until next time,