Top Gun Wisdom

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There’s an exchange towards the end of “Top Gun” where Stinger, played by one of my all-time favorite 80’s character actors, James Tolkan, asks how long until he can launch another fighter with Willard and Simkin aboard. They’re needed to assist Maverick and Iceman (Gotta love those pilot names!) who are engaged in a dogfight against multiple Russian MIG’s. Stinger asks “How long?” The response, “Ten Minutes.” Then Stinger, in full Tolkan fury unleashes, “Bullshit, ten minutes. This thing’ll be over in two minutes. Get on it!”

Parkinson’s Law is an old adage that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

There are a million tasks to complete when manifesting your passion project. Sometimes, to get things done, you have to forcibly shrink the time you have to complete said task. Trust Stinger and Parkinson that you’ll get it done and you’ll get it done well.

Two Minutes. Get on it!

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