7. Owning the Present Condition Helps Define the Future Condition

An old adage says that there is never time to do it right and always time to do it over. Sometimes people rush to complete a project by doing less-than-adequate work with the idea that they can make corrections later. However, there may not be enough time to do so. Analyzing the adage, we can argue that it is far better to spend time doing the task right the first time and then move on to the next project. If you perform tasks well the first time, without any need for rework, the more time you have to pursue future projects. In other words, owning the present condition helps define the future condition.

In this chapter, we refute the old adage. Owning the present condition helps ...

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