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“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” – Samuel Johnson
We’ve all heard that saying, “Measure twice, cut once.” It’s good advice meant to make you focus on the end goal. It results in getting exactly what you need to accomplish the end goal.
When used as it is meant to be used it is good. When used as an excuse not to proceed it is self-defeating.
In the context of an organization, it is good and advisable to have policies. Policies equip an organization to fulfill their mission.
The problem comes when policies are used to hide and protect ourselves from actually doing the work that the organization is mandated to do.
Yes it is good to measure twice, figure out what the end goal is, cut once and then go and do it – remain true to your vision!
At work and in life, there comes a time when risk is exactly what’s needed.
The stakes may be high.
In the end however
wouldn’t you rather WALK the TALK?
Why start something if you’re not willing to take some risks?
~ DIANA’S ENORMOUS BOOK OF QUOTES ~