In one takes action or does a piece of work immediately, it will save a lot of extra work later. When one notices a problem, he should act immediately and take the necessary steps to correct it. Otherwise, the problem will assume serious proportions and one will be forced to spend a lot of time, energy and money to mend the thing. Many of us have this tendency to ignore the problem when it is in the initial stages. If one acts promptly and nips the problem in the bud, one will not only incur less expenditure on solving the problem but will also avoid the resulting tensions. For instance, the maintenance departments in factories keep a constant vigil on the state of the machinery to identify the problems if any in the early stages. The moment a problem is detected, they rectify the problem immediately either by replacing a part or by carrying out minor repairs. If this is not done, the problem may assume a serious proportion and the machinery may breakdown bringing the production to a halt. A stitch in time saves nine.