Impatience is costly

August 4th, 2009

Impatience can be hugely costly… especially when achieving a vision.

Slow down, be patient, as the Mainland Cheese ad says “good things take time”.

Exception to the rule? When you are losing money (ie reactive) – then impatience to fix can be profitable.

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3 Responses to “Impatience is costly”

  1. Nathaniel Flick Says:

    As the old saying goes, “measure twice – cut once”. I see a lot of cutting twice going on, and it’s usually the workers who suffer first.

    Human beings are reactive creatures and it takes a higher mind to weather the storm, stuff the fear down and forge ahead with that plan. It also takes a good lending climate.

    Planning is especially important when you’re losing money, that way you know where you’re losing and can figure out a way to fix rather than flying blind.

    Very timely post, Ben. 😀

  2. Steve Says:

    Totally agree. Especially with the “slow down” sentiment. I am trying to build my brand around “slowing down and enjoying the journey”

  3. Ben Young Says:

    Thanks Nathaniel and Steve for your comments 🙂 Much appreciated.



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