Coming from My Collins Desk Top calendar on Feb.18th is this observant quote from Goethe. “Once you have missed the first button hole, you’ll never manage to button up.”
Again a very simple observation from everyday life, but one with a profound implication to many things other than clothing with buttons, isn’t it?
Yes there are some things that even if you start out wrong, you can correct along the way if you have the time etc. But there are many, many more things in life, as well as with clothing, where, we don’t have that luxury; and if we start out wrong, then we will always finish up wrong every time and the only way to fix it, is to start all over again at the beginning, and literally, begin again, hopefully this time getting it all right, right from the start.
So it makes a lot of sense to spend a little more time and care at the beginning and get it right first up doesn’t it? Rather than to both start and finish wrong and waste all the time and effort.
So today and not just with your Clothing, what do you need to spend a little more time and care with, just to make sure you both start and finish with all your buttons in the right order and place?