I did not think this through

Sometimes, I do not understand how I get myself into situations like these.

I decided to make myself spicy beef sauce from scratch.

This involves finely dicing the tatashe (scotch bonnets) and onions, making tomato paste and cooking the beef.

I made the delicious sauce and ate it with cous cous, sweet corn and peas. I went straight to food heaven after that sumptuous meal.

2 hours later, it was time to get ready for bed.

I performed the necessary night time rituals. The last step was to take my contacts out of my eyes.

Remember I had been dicing peppers and onions? I totally forgot and proceeded to take the contacts out.

It was pure, unadulterated torture.

I definitely didn’t think things through properly and only had myself to blame for the mess that ensued.

I may or may not have cried and screamed in agony but I learned a very important lesson.

Events are related and it is wise to identify the end state and the processes involved to reach it.

As Stephen Covey says, “begin with the end in mind”.

Granted, not everything can be planned but surely, there are risks that will become apparent when the end state is considered.

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