It had been a hard week, but the weekend had finally arrived and my wonderful wife had taken care of everything for me, just so I could relax. As I sat lounging around I thought, “I’m finally going to fix that light that’s been bugging me.” (It doesn’t hang quite right.)
I’m capable of fixing anything, I thought. As if my wife read my mind, she looked at me, smiled and suggested we call a professional. “I am a professional!” I said.
An hour (and a couple of choice words) later my wife was still smiling – I wasn’t. “It’s not my fault.” I said, “The bracket keeps slipping and the screw has some kind of weird head that none of my screwdrivers seem to fit.” That’s OK. I’m creative. I'm sure I can think of something.
True, I wasted the weekend and needlessly spent money fixing my mistakes, but I’d made it work. By this time my wife had stopped smiling. It’s possible she had something different in mind for our weekend.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
Principal 1: What appears to be incredibly simple can become a nightmare without the proper tools.
Principal 2: Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean its the best use of your time.
Principal 3: Time is valuable. Use it wisely. It may save you money in the long run.
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Jeff Beaton, Owner/Creative Director
PO Box 974 Fort Collins, CO 80522
(970) 416-0985 x201