It’s not hard to encounter someone in your personal life, either at home or, more likely, at work, who seems to be constantly in a state of emergency.

They’re always stressed and always busy. They’re always just meeting or just missing their deadlines, and because they rush, little of their work seems to be very thoughtful.

Those people will tell you how busy they are and how they just can’t catch a break. Things are moving at a breakneck speed, and they just can’t find a minute.

The thing is, if everything you’re doing is a fire drill, the chances are, you are the cause.

People think “bias for action,” just means moving fast. See how quickly we move and get things done.

What these people don’t realize is that you save more time by stopping and thinking before you rush into a reaction than you do by getting it done – only to have to do it a few more times before it’s useful.