DEQ Change Foundation


Nothing of value comes cheap or quick. A sign posted in a farm-equipment repair shop reads: “We do three types of jobs—Cheap, Quick, and Good. You can have any two. A good quick job won’t be cheap. A good job cheap won’t be quick. A cheap job quick won’t be good” (Reader’s Digest, February 1994, p.127). The choice we make goes beyond paying for products and services. Generally speaking, in life also, we can only choose two of the three: Cheap (low cost), Quick (fast) and Good (quality). Of these, the “Good” ought to be non-negotiable. To choose well, always insist on the best or the most excellent. Everything else is optional. The Good Book says: “Whatever things are TRUE, whatever things are NOBLE, whatever things are JUST, whatever things are PURE, whatever things are LOVELY, whatever things are of GOOD REPORT, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8; cf. Micah 6:8; Jeremiah 6:16). Wondering why things of value take time and are often expensive? It’s because quality lasts and is priceless. Choose quality. Choose excellence. Nothing less!—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim

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