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Friday, December 11, 2015

For Want of a Nail ...

I've been dealing with an issue for two weeks now (to resolve an ongoing problem over the last year or two), and this quotation springs to mind often during this final resolution. Since this proverb is just so apt, I have to share it with y'all. You will probably recognize it. Regardless here it is:
For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.
―Benjamin Franklin
So all of us could benefit from this. The next time you catch yourself saying, "I don't have time," or "I'm busy," stop and think about it. Do you really not have time to handle this one issue? Imagine what you may have to deal with if you don't do this thing now. Do you really not have time today for the fifteen-minute-or-less task that may save you from fifteen or more disruptive days of chaos afterward? All just to fix that previous failure to address something (if it can even be repaired now) or to be forced to totally regroup in another direction later?

"If your vocation isn’t a vacation, then quit, leap, change careers."

Denise Barker, Author, Blogger, Copy Editor
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