There are so many actions that we take that can’t be undone: cutting a piece of lumber, trimming your hair or filing down fingernails – once it’s done you can’t go back. I learned this lesson the hard way after my laser surgery and the subsequent smoothing out of my tooth – the periodontist was a bit too aggressive and there is no “putting just a bit more back on.” It is what it is, even though It affects me every day.

When you are making a decision or doing something that is unable to be reversed, take that extra moment to follow the old carpenter’s adage: “Measure twice, cut once.” It’s sound advice for everyone.

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