Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

Measure twice, cut once

Graphic of a ruler. The caption reads,

Another tape measure failure as Spain launches new trains too wide to fit in the tunnels. I’ll add it to the list along with a lost Mars mission and my ill fated attempt to fit a 10mm bolt into an 8mm hole.

Sometimes in our just-do-it world, I think we spend too much time doing things and not enough thinking about them. A few minutes sat down now wondering whether what you’re about to do is a great idea can save hours later when you have to undo it all.

Rather than rush off and do something, sit down, take out the tape measure and ask what’s the right thing to do.

It might save you millions

Cover design by me, Ross Hori, using a photo by Viktor Ritsvall on Unsplash

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