I guess I was a particularly dirty girl that day Mom told me to wash up, and use some elbow grease. I didn’t know what she meant. I assumed that elbow grease must be that scum that accumulates under a bar of soap, so that’s what I used on my dirty elbows.
After 31 years of hard labor, believe me, I now thoroughly understand the meaning of elbow grease. The best way to get the job done is just to jump in there and do it. Don’t dawdle. Develop a system. Work efficiently. Bust your butt. Use some elbow grease.
Like it says in the song,
“All you have to do is
put your mind to it,
Tell us your tried and true techniques for focusing when that deadline looms and you need to get work done. In other words, how do you avoid wasted days and wasted nights?