Haste Makes Waste - Old Adages Are Still Applicable
June 16, 2014
Last week, I had an overnight package go astray. In not double checking that the address had been entered correctly, I delayed an overnight delivery by about a week. It seems like a small issue, but it is a great life lesson on taking the time to set up execution properly. Planning properly on the front end of a project, business or otherwise, never fails to pay off on the back end.Rushing in to be the “first” or to get something in market quickly can often backfire in business. Just as, on a smaller scale, rushing to get a package out the door cost me a week in delivery time.
That being said, it is always a good idea to double check that the need for forward planning is not an excuse for failure to execute. In business, as in life, it can be hard to determine where the line is crossed.