You don’t peel your potatoes twice

You don’t peel your potatoes twice

I like this African idiom. It means “Get it right the first time”.

photo of peeling of potatoes
Peeling potatoes (Photo by Polina Tankilevitch on

Organizational and country leaders make decisions all the time. They should be well-advised by professional experts.

For example, a single Sri Petaling religious mass gathering was held from 27 February 2020 to 1 March 2020.  Some international delegates went back to their home countries with Covid-19, as well.

A state election ( September 2020) was staged in Sabah. It resulted in a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases which crescendoed throughout the country. This caused many deaths, followed by many lockdowns, and economic shutdowns. Increased joblessness, mental anguish and suicides are worrying, too.

They are indeed, expensive lessons to learn.

It is not easy to be country leaders. Their decisions hold huge responsibilities which have great implications on people’s livelihoods and lives.

Their decisions need to be a ‘get it right the first time’ quality!

Because… potatoes are not meant to be peeled twice!