November 1, 2019

Cut corners


There are always places you can cut corners. Take a more direct route that doesn’t deal with all the obstacles. It’s quicker, it’s easier, and it gets you where you want to go without the fuss. Except. Those obstacles It turns out the corners aren’t just corners, they’re pivot points that teach you what you need to know and prepare you for where you’re going.

The difference is between knocking it up in your shed and building it in the machine shop with an eye on tolerances. The shed has it’s place; it’s a corner in its own right, it’s one of those places you need to visit on the way.

You can do it, you can try it, you might even make it. But the difference between everybody else and the ones you admire … the beautifully rounded corners.

Skippy strategy: Take all the steps you need, without cutting corners.