Do work before it’s due

Working on a matchstick deadline is not healthy for your mind or your body.

The secret is to get ahead — one subject at a time — and never fall behind again. For example, instead of reading that chapter the night before the test, take a weekend and read six chapters. A few weeks later, read another six chapters. If you fight once to get ahead in life, it’s easy to remain in front of the 8-ball.