Driving back from an in person, yes, in person meeting the other day, I watched the driver of a BMW SUV in the far right lane, wake up or just decide it was time to be in the left side turning lane.
Directly ahead of me and another lane of traffic, with no turn signal or at least a hand wave out the window, it cut in front of us.
The light turned red during our sudden braking action so we all looked over to this BMW SUV. Since there were two cars ahead of it and a red light, the driver cut left across the empty on coming lanes to enter a gas station and then drives through to cut the corner and bypass the red traffic light.
Watching from a squad car sitting at this gas station was a police officer. The squad car flashing lights went on and after the BMW SUV it went.
Our light turned green so we all kept on our way. Who knows for certain what the results were from the police car chasing the BMW SUV we all witnessed. I assume at least a moving traffic violation ensued.
What or why did this take place anyway?
In the end was it worth it?
So the question is do you take shortcuts?
How often do they work out?
How often sooner or later does taking a shortcut come back to bite you in *ss?
In your business the hardware you may purchase based only on price? Now, only a year later it constantly needs repairs.
The new location you leased for that great deal only to find out after what was happening to three buildings next to yours and across the street? Years of noise, traffic and trash as they are demolished and being rebuilt.
These are examples to get you thinking.
Where do you tend to take a shortcut to save time, or to save money, or to potentially make life easier?
Take a moment and write down what comes to mind?
How did each of these turn out?
Was it worth it to take a shortcut?
When you are heading somewhere you want to get to, don’t take a shortcut, it’s rarely, if ever, worth it.
Mitch Tublin is an entrepreneur and founder of Wenkroy International LLC, a boutique consulting company with a main focus of adding value to people. Through speaking, training and coaching clarity is achieved and distractions are reduced. People now focus on what matters most. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career and business.