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I have made decisions that turned out to be wrong, and went back and did it another way, and still took less time than many who procrastinated over the original decision. Your brain is capable of handling 140, 000 million bits of information in one second, and if you take hours or days or weeks to reach a vital decision, you are short-circuiting your most valuable property.
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Adjective

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Positive
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  1. Worthy of esteem; admirable.
    • 1868, Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, ch. 22,
      Mr. March told . . . how devoted Brooke had been, and how he was altogether a most estimable and upright young man.
  2. (archaic) Valuable.
    • 1596, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 3,
      A pound of man's flesh taken from a man
      Is not so estimable, profitable neither,
      As flesh of muttons, beefs, or goats.
  3. Capable of being estimated.
    • 1928, Louis Kahlenberg and Norbert Barwasser, "On the time of Absorption and Excretion of Boric Acid in Man," Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 79, iss. 2, p. 406,
      After this time boric acid is always present in estimable amounts.

References

  • estimable” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • estimable” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "estimable" in Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2007 Microsoft Corporation.
  • "estimable" in the Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus © Wordsmyth 2002.
  • "estimable" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press 2007.
  • "estimable" in Compact Oxford English Dictionary, © Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.

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