Last week I learned a lesson about being careful when driving in the parking lot. Scratching other people’s cars can get pretty expensive. I was “busy” preparing for the move and somehow wasn’t paying enough attention (to which one friend of mine suggested: “don’t drive eyes shut”) in the parking lot – and hit another car with my car (fortunately I was driving very slowly).
The other car got a tiny scratch (I barely could see it) but somehow the guys at the car repair place managed to make a $1000 bill out of it. I have insurance, but it doesn’t do much good: now the insurance will simply go up for several years to cover that damage (which really makes me wonder why there’s insurance in the first place, as it doesn’t cover the damages in the first place…)
Anyway, the lesson here was simple: being too busy and not paying enough attention to what’s important right now can get expensive. In this car incident it cost me $1000, and I started to think that there are lots of things that can cost a lot if you don’t pay attention to them properly. They can be business partners, they can be friends, they can be be parts of the project.
Focus is needed. Being careful and paying attention to important things right now is needed. I don’t recommend worrying “what might happen”, I recommend focusing on “how to make things good”. Like instead of “making sure not to scratch cars in the future” I’m focusing on “parking safely and properly” – when I’m on the parking lot.
Concentrate on good things. Focus on what’s important right now.