Corrections are expensive

”If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

Anyone who went to school will tell you how abhorrent the time for doing corrections was. To some it meant staying behind when everybody went home, to some it meant detention and at worst it meant not being allowed to proceed to the next stage.

A few weeks ago I learnt this expensive lesson after I failed to double and cross check detail on a project I had entrusted someone to carry on my behalf. An error was found that will cost a lot to correct and therewith my motive for the post today.

I believe corrections were never meant to be nice to discourage us from being complacent and to deter us from not paying attention banking on being able to do corrections.

When we grew up we were taught to measure twice to cut once ! I belive the ideal behind this philosophy is that we should apply our minds to the planning and execution to avoid the inconvenience, pain, humiliation and expense of redoing things.

Sadly, life offers few slots for corrections. The corrections class is out. Life demands that we know beforehand what we intend to do and how we intend to do it.

When we fail to plan, introspect and pay attention to detail we open ourselves to the pain of added expenses, emotional strain, delayed progress and at times fatal failure.

Corrections are an expensive habit. Do not bank on them because they will bankrupt you.


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