I needed a shovel. At the hardware store I had ten options. I went with the cheapest.
And this was the result.
I forgot an important lesson. Don’t think of the things you buy as purchases. Think of them as investments.
You buy stocks, bonds, and munis as investments. Why not a shovel?
Had I spent a bit more that shovel might not have broken.
The point is that now I have to buy another shovel (the better one) and end up with 1 shovel for the price of two and a half.
Not smart. Don’t pay twice for something once.
Our productivity and personal growth works the same way.
Spend a bit more (time, money, effort) and get a greater reward.
Don’t read books: invest in yourself by spending time. Do leadership trainings not because of what you’ll get but for what it would make of you.*
* from Jim Rohn’s lessons on life and experiences.