If you’re an achiever, action is what you were born for. You love to work. You love to practice your craft; it animates you. It lifts you up. It also presents you with a real challenge, that of stopping on time.

What achiever doesn't love to sneak in a little more work after the whistle blows? How many times has he blown past quitting time with the words, “One more minute!”

But when you blow past a stop time, you jeopardize every other start time on your calendar. If this becomes a habit, you inevitably become undisciplined with your most precious resource—time. Knowing you have to stop on time motivates you to always begin on time.

I want to be a person that has enough self-discipline to start and stop when I know I should. What about you? Is stopping difficult for you? Do you see the connection between the two?

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