Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Answering E-Mail -- All of It

Just caught up on e-mail completely. Even the ones that were harder to answer, or took time. (There's one pending that requires a piece of info I don't have yet, but that doesn't count.)

I consider this quite bold. Sometimes I'll open and close one a few times before answering it: not bold.

It feels invigorating to do these little things in an unhesitating way. And it's hard to remember that as the little things pile up.

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Debra W said...

Thanks for reminding me that there is an important email that I need to address! I can be quite bad about that.

Peggy Payne said...

So did you get the important email answered, Debbie?

I tend to put off the important ones so I can pay more attention and it would probably work out better if I just answered immediately. For one thing, I wouldn't be setting up standards for myself, like Much More Thoughtful Reply.

Debra W said...

Nope, I am embarrassed to say that I haven't but what you said about the "Much More Thoughtful Reply" is EXACTLY what blocks me from taking care of things like this immediately. Honestly, that is not really a good excuse and I should just write a quick note to let the person know that I need a little time to answer.

Do you sometimes "forget" to reply to those important emails and then feel a bit awkward about replying? I have got to get better about just being short, rather than completely forgetting!

Peggy Payne said...

I do something worse than forgetting, Debbie. I let it become enormous before I get around to it. And then, yes, it's awkward.

There's a lot of wisdom in "Just Do It."