GEMINI (May 21-June 20): When East Timor gained its independence from
Indonesia after a long, bloody struggle, the United Nations temporarily
took control of the new nation, inundating it with aid and support. But the
international agency's work was short-lived, lasting just three years, and
ultimately became known as Quickfixville. The errors resulting from its
hurried efforts have been hard to undo. Don't make a similar gaffe in the
coming weeks, Gemini. It's not enough merely to have good intentions. Be
deliberate and thorough as you undertake your corrective actions.
Doing things well is difficult sometimes. I want the uncertainty to end, or I don't really care about the final outcome of a project, or whatever. Or I think that no matter what I do, it won't turn out right.
But there are times when the only option is doing the right thing. What if you don't know what the right thing is? Time, if you've got it, is your friend in these situations. Take your time and do it right. So... That's what I'm going to do.