When the warning light flashes, the alarm pings and the message reads ‘Check Tyre Pressure’ your heart drops.
The idea of struggling by the roadside, lugging wheels and fixing the fault doesn’t fill me with joy.
There’s only been a tiny pressure drop, in just one tyre and with a puff of compressed air, it’s fixed.
Three weeks later – it happens again.
This time I take a quicker look, reset the warning and drive on.
Two weeks later – ping.
Didn’t even look, just hit ‘Reset’.
Make a mental note – get the tyre checked.
One week later, ping, ping, ping. I’m scanning every tyre looking for a rogue screw, nail or anything that shouldn’t be there.
Eventually, I get it checked by a professional who finds a tiny 6mm tack. To give you an idea of how tiny that it is – here’s a pic next to the type of nail I thought I was searching for.
At this point, as much as you may thank me for my motoring advice, you’ve read this far for insight and motivation.
This is the problem.
If I’d had a full-on flat. It would be a MUST to fix it.
Slow punctures are a SHOULD.
What’s happening in your life that you SHOULD fix, but you’re putting off?
The relationship which has lost its sparkle?
A business that’s slowly dying, but the changes needed are on the too hard list.
The tidy-up that can be brushed aside.
A health warning – that isn’t too serious… yet.
Like a slow puncture, you can get by for a while. But sooner or later it will become a must.
Prevention is better than cure.
Forewarned is forearmed.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Avoidance is wiser than correction.
Take precautions or deal with consequences.
Protect before you regret.
Invest in prevention – save on recovery.
Safe first, mend later.
There are dozens of snappy statements like this.
The question is, what are you putting off, as it’s happening slowly?
Make the fix a MUST. Do it now!
As always, I’d love to know your thoughts below.