My kids want a dog, it’s all they’ve been talking about for a few weeks now. As a kid, they can’t understand what all is involved in having a pet. I told them to make a pros and cons list on having a new pet, and the only con they came up with is a puppy will chew on things. Their perspective was so skewed to what they wanted they had tunnel vision.
If we are not careful we can get this same tunnel vision when we really want something. It could be anything from starting a new side project to releasing something open source, or a new car, or even just spending money on stuff when we shouldn’t be.
Too often instead of thinking through everything, we jump in feet first and then quite literally pay for it later. Where if we would just slow down, think through the unfavorable factors we’d save ourselves lots of heartaches.