In full transparency I used to be a 100% Cut First guy, go on my gut instinct, “it will always work out”, I would tell myself. Well truth be told, I was lucky, it did not always work out but it often did and when it did not, it was not catastrophic. But what if it was? How much time and energy was lost re-doing things? I won’t know the answers.
The good news is that I have changed, not a 100% change but I have changed. I usually wait for my second gut instinct before reacting. Or in other words I at least measure once and then cut, rather than cut first.
It is a process that I use everywhere, If you are a cut first person try it!
Maybe one day I can report back that I am measuring twice! That would be nice.
As my friend Mike told me the other day, “you have two ears and one mouth, you should listen twice as hard”.