February 15, 2021

The wrong mattress!

Mattress and teddy bear

The delivery arrived. It was earlier than expected. Great!

I unpacked it with anticipation and discovered it was the wrong mattress. I ordered the right one, and the wrong one arrived. Not so great 🙁

It was an avoidable error that reminded me of a quote by John W Bergman, “There’s never enough time to do it right, but there’s always enough time to do it over.”

It’s amazing how often we rush things because we are busy and then make a mistake which ultimately costs us more time – and makes us even busier.

When did this last happen to you?

How can you remind yourself when you are reacting to ‘being busy’ to be wary of that rushed mistake that will cost you?

In other words, how can you change the way you do things to avoid the avoidable errors?

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

share this article:

Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on email
Share on tumblr

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

related posts

Pencil drawing of Yoda

They won’t do it!

When you hear… ‘I will do it…’ vs. ‘I will try to do it…’ Which one gives you confidence? I …

Read More
Rplls and rolls of oriental carpets

Are you asking for lots of carpet?

A man in Gandhi’s entourage was forever complaining about this, that, and the other. Finally, Gandhi said to him, “If …

Read More
car in steamy hand car wash backlit by sun

A carwash experience…

Last week I went to a hand car wash that had recently opened nearby. My car was pounced on by …

Read More
Paul Matthews on stage at L&Dpro munich 2021

Back on stage…

A few weeks ago I went to L&Dpro Conference & Expo in Munich. It was fascinating, and a delight, being …

Read More

search blog

Get your free weekly tip

You agree that we can keep a record of your details, and send you other occasional offers. See our Privacy Policy