My Biggest Weakness

I have many weaknesses, but the one I struggle with the most is something I am acutely aware of, yet still find it tough to overcome…

I receive hundreds of e-mails every single day. My philosophy is to either delete them outright, or open them if that is required, read them and respond or delete them without pausing. My flaw? Too often I pause and in my little head promise myself I will 'get back to that one'. Often I don't, or do so too much later. There is no more effective way to address an e-mail than to do so ONCE. Either by responding immediately, or picking up the phone to discuss the subject and resolve it without too much back-and-forth via email. I am better at this than I used to be, but I still continue to fight my inner procrastinating demons. Thinking about something and then not following up is so much worse than responding on the spot. And yet, I continue my struggle! Difficult challenges are never easy to overcome. They are a DAILY on-going struggle. Let me not get started on the subject of chocolate......

Robert Rodriguez