I was reading an article in the local newspaper today on white water rafting.
In it, a river guide with Still River Outfitters (who operate on the Still River in Vermont), Craig Commody, discussed the dangers inherent in white water rafting, safety issues. He emphasized the need for proper planning, being prepared and always keeping safety in mind.
He had a saying to help the people on his tours keep in mind preparedness and safety. He told them it was important to “Do the right things first and do the first things right.”
This definitely applies to our work.
If you get the pre-proposal planning, the initial qualification, strategy development and the planning right, most of the rest will fall in line. And paying attention to these critical areas will certainly help prevent problems that would arise if you don’t pay attention to these critical areas.