If the lock of your door is not working properly, then it is advisable to repair it immediately, rather than giving others opportunity to steal. Similarly if there is a cut on your hands and if you don’t apply any medicine to it, then within no time the scare may enlarge and you may have to operate your hands and even have to lose your hand because of the spreading of germs and fungus as a result of keeping the scare open. When a student performs his lessons daily, then he becomes fully prepared for his exams and passes his exams with flying color. But if he neglects his studies and studies only at the exam time then this might hamper his exam results. This proverb is also applicable in terms of various diseases. Almost all diseases have certain symptom, but many ignore these symptoms and don’t pay a visit to a doctor and pay a higher price in future.
Especially in the case of cancer, cancer is generally determined in the second or third stage when the disease becomes larger or has starts to spread. Had the patient taken preventive measure before and had visited the doctor at the first stage when there were certain symptoms seen there had been more chances of saving the person’s life. Thus it is always advisable to visit a doctor even at the slightest sign of a disease. Else the disease will grow because of the lack of treatment.
This proverb is also applicable in the business sector. Many wise and successful people have used this principle and have prospered in their life. Many organizations have assigned training programs to their employees. The employees are well trained to handle any problem. In this way the organization can easily prevent the occurrence of any major problem, the problem do not reach the higher level of hierarchy as the problems are already been taken care at the lower level of the hierarchy by the highly trained staff. Thus if we remain alert every action can create a better and prospering future for us.