The Six P’s

My father once told me about the six P’s, and I’m going to pass them along to you.  When I’ve followed this advice my life has been easier and less stressful.  When I have ignored it… well… let’s just say you don’t want to ignore it.

The Six P’s:

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

This is definitely one of the most valuable pieces of advice I’ve ever received, and it’s easy to remember.  It’s right up there with “Don’t touch hot things”, “Be careful with that piece of glass”, and “Power tools are not toys!”  Learn it. Live it.  Share it with others.

Now, I was going to end this post here, but because I’m wholly incapable of keeping things “short and sweet” I’ll add this one additional piece of trivia: There is some controversy regarding the Six P’s.

You see, there may be a lost, but not forgotten SEVENTH P!  This is a matter of debate between my father and his brother (who will henceforth be referred to as “my Uncle).  The “P’s” were passed down by my Grandfather to his two sons (I assume my Aunt, their sister also knows this, but she’s wisely elected to stay out of this so I won’t drag her into it now).  According to my Uncle, it should be the Seven P’s as such:

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

Frankly, I don’t see that 7th P adding any real value, so we’re going to fall on the side of Six P’s and call it a win.  Sorry Uncle Stevie, the internet has decided.  Are you going to argue with this man?

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I didn’t think so.  Long live the 6 P’s!

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

As always, you’re welcome.

Living the Dream,
Humble Dave

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