The Final Test Is Whether It Works Or Not If It Works, Leave It Alone If It Doesn't, Fix It

All of us have a limited amount of resources to use in the conduct of our lives . Money, time, etc. From time to time we notice something important not working. Time to fix it. But too often we worry about something not working in the future and spend precious resources fixing it. If there are plenty of resources, no problem. If resources are limited, however, big problem. Here are two examples:

You balance your checkbook manually and observe that it does take time, but it works. You hear of a computer program which promises to make the process easy. After many hours and much money is spent setting it up, you discover it took about the same amount of time as the old way.

The brakes on the car need fixing and we get talked into buying new tires also even though there were lots of miles left on them.

This doesn't mean you shouldn't try new things to enable you to get better at what you do, but to not waste your time and money on things that don't really need improving at this time.

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