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that’s why you gotta do it


i was speaking with one of my direct reports yesterday about a task i had given them to do. my directions were simple and clear, the timeline relevant, and yet it still wasn’t completed.

i sent a quick reminder about the task being due, noting that it had yet to be done, and they responded: ‘[because] it scares the living shit out of me’.

‘that’s why you gotta do it’, i said.