So a couple days a go it was raining and I was riding my bike, to the community centre. Unfortunately I made a quick turn and skidded off my bike – no worries I was AOK.
My bike on the other hand was not. The chain had bent and when I peddled it would skip a few teeth and end up slipping off.
So it was raining, cold, and my bike was a mess.
That night I probably spent a good hour and a half trying to fix my bike with no luck.
I ended up taking it to a local bike shop (Bathurst Cycle) in Toronto. The guy was very nice and in pretty much 2 hours he had:
- Fixed the broken chain
- Did a whole tune up on my bike
- fixed my front tire which was warped
- and placed a new and comfy seat on my bike
Yep he did all that! What did I do with the hour and a half that I spent with it? Diddily Squat!
I wasted so much time with nothing to show for it.
But I know I’m not the only one who gets caught up with this “I can do it even though I don’t know how to” mentality.
We waste so much time trying to figure out things that are foreign to us that we end up wasting our precious time and have nothing to show for it.
Just think about it…when you need your car fixed where do you take it? To the mechanic. When you have to get your hair done for a party where do you go? To the hair stylist. And when you want to learn about exercises and lose weight you see a trainer.
It’s a pretty simple solution, but many of us including me, tend to think we can do everything when in reality there are people out there who can do it for us, faster, better, and more effectively because they’ve spent so much time learning what works and what doesn’t.
How do you benefit? Well you get what you needed to be done, you save a ton of time and you don’t get frustrated to the point where you want to pull out all your hair.
If that’s not worth it then I don’t know what is.