A few days ago I was in a hurry to print something from my computer. We recently leased a new Toshiba copier for our office that also serves as our shared printer. I pulled up my document on my laptop and pressed “print”. I then walked over to the machine and waited and waited and waited. It was making noises, but no printout. The screen had a message however. It said, “Performing self-check, please wait.” I thought to myself this was a good thing for a copier to do at the start of the day before it got busy. I wondered how often I begin the day with a “self-check”? Too many times I am ready to hit the ground running and I don’t get myself fully prepared for the day ahead.
So while waiting for the copier (btw a watched copier never prints) I learned a good lesson and hope you do too.