At the end of the project, when you inspect the quality, it’s already too late. Individuals, families, projects, and companies who succeed do this one thing religiously and steadfastly. They pick their apples carefully. Those who produce excellence consistently inspect the early steps. If something does not fit right, they don’t fill it just for the sake of filling it. In a sweet apple pie, if they don’t have the right sweet apples, they will make a smaller pie, and not put in a sour apple or a peach.