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17. Think and Decide

“Take time for all things; great haste makes great waste.”
 … Benjamin Franklin

A Story :

A man was exploring caves by the seashore.

In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls.

It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake.

They didn’t look like much, but they intrigued the man so he took the bag out of the cave with him.

As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could.

He thought little about it until he dropped one of the balls and it cracked open on a rock. Inside was a beautiful, precious stone.

Excited the man started breaking open the remaining clay balls. Each contained a similar treasure.

He found thousands of dollars worth of jewels in the 20 or so clay balls and then it struck him that he had thrown gems away worth around tens of thousands.

It’s like that with people.

We look at someone, maybe even ourselves and we see the external clay vessel & not the sparkling beautiful side and we discount it

Learning:

Often it’s seen that quick decisions create regret, even when they are good decisions.

Give yourself time to decide

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