November 22, 2022Lifelong Learning

#30: Building Something? Count the Cost First

Yesterday, I tried to crochet a boho coaster again.

I almost finished it, a pale blue color with a hint of cream milk cotton yarn. Until I ran out of powder blue yarn.

The thing is, I didn't measure my materials before starting the project. I just dove headfirst for the fun of it.

In the Bible, there's a verse that has left a mark on me. It says,

"If you want to build a tower, you first sit down and decide how much it will cost, to see if you have enough money to finish the job." — Luke 14:28 NCV

Running out of yarn reminded me of this, and how important it is to think and count the cost first before building anything—from projects to relationships.

Because if we don't, we might find ourselves halfway through our venture wondering why we even started, or worse, running out of resources to keep building what we set out to build.

What are you willing to lose? What are you willing to give?

Ask these questions first to avoid regrets in the end.

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Hi, and thanks for reading! I'm Kishly, a cheerleader of creatives and copywriter turned marketing strategist. Bookmark this blog to read my daily atomic essays on marketing, compassionate productivity, creative living, and lifelong learning. Or subscribe to Process, my weekly-ish newsletter for young adults (and the young at heart) in pursuit of wisdom and wonder. ✨

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