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Posted by admin7 on January 11, 2013

Over the years, I have learned and am learning that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  This is a idiom of proverb that encapsulates the wisdom that life is better (and easier) if  we do things in advance - take small actions that will save us from having to spend more time, energy and resources later in life.  

This can be applied to many areas of life.  For instance:

  • It's easier and better to stay fit and keep off the excess weight, than to try to loose 100 pounds 10 years later. 
  • It's better to stay healthy than to try to recover from sickness. 
  • It's better to make the best use of time and develop yourself when you are younger, than to try to do so at age 60. 
  • It's better to prevent damage or loss to your body or your relationships, investment / resources, than to try to "fix" the problems later on in life.
  • And we could go on...

So take time to take the small important and necessary steps on an on-going basis.  They will save you from having to spend a whole lot more effort, energy and resources later on in life.  I am learning...