Success secret number thirteen
Develop a Reputation for Speed and Dependability
Time is the currency of the 21st century. Everyone today is in a tremendous hurry. People are less and less patient for anything. Loyal customers will change suppliers overnight if someone else can serve them faster than the people they are already dealing with. Instant gratification is no longer fast enough.
Your job is to develop a reputation for speed. Develop a sense of urgency. Develop a bias for action. Move fast on opportunities. Move fast when people want or need something. Move quickly when you see something that needs to be done.
When your customer or your boss asks you to do something, drop everything else and do it so fast that they are amazed. You have heard it said that, “Whenever you want to get something done, give it to a busy man, or woman.” People who have a reputation for moving quickly attract more and more opportunities and possibilities to them. They get more and more chances to do more and more things faster than other people who just do the job when they get around to it.
When you can combine your ability to determine your highest priority task with the commitment to getting it done quickly and well, you will find yourself moving to the front. More doors and opportunities will open for you than you can even imagine today.
instant adj.立即的, 即时的，迅速的
bias n.偏见, 偏爱
get around to sth: 有时间做某事，腾出时间做某事