You might have heard the proverb 'A stitch in time saves nine'. While there's no denying that doing things on time helps to achieve things better, it's also worth taking note that doing things hastily is not the same as effective timing. Let's see why is that so.

Speed is important but so is the direction.

You might love the speed of doing things fast but please do take time to consider if you are in the right direction. Zooming in a jet over to Australia would be futile if your actual destination was Austria instead! In life think if going fast in a relationship with someone is really worth the while if you haven't thought of the long-term effects.

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  • The right action in time goes a long way

Filling up your water bottle before going out on a journey can save you the inconvenience of searching for water in a place where there is water shortage. Having an extra pen during your exams can prevent losing precious time requesting others for a pen if your main pen stops working.

  • Knowing what action to avoid initially helps as well

Sometimes doing the right thing on time is not enough. What follows on certain occasions is that also avoid the wrong action. For instance, when you go to a restaurant having an active debit or credit card for payment is great. But don't miss taking cash or some payment app just in case the card readers stop working!

I hope this inspires you so before that hasty decision takes a pause to smartly think.

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