Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.
It was a quote I saw and shared on LinkedIn today. I don’t know who created the meme in the first place, but I liked it. Thought-provoking. So many times, we waffle and never make a decision, one way or the other. We may be afraid. We may be unsure. We may know what we want, but we think others may not like it. So we sit there, in the middle of the road, trying to decide if we should cross to the left or the right.
Being decisive takes practice. The more you practice, the more you’ll start to get it right. You may make some wrong decisions in the process, but that’s part of the learning curve. We may offend someone. Then, we ask for forgiveness and try to make it right. We may have chosen the donkey behind curtain number 2, instead of the car behind curtain number 3. Then, we take our donkey for a ride. We can still get where we’re going…it just may be a bit slower.
As long as you’re deciding, then you’re learning and growing. If you’re learning and growing, then your odds are to start making more and more right decisions. You may narrowly miss the car coming at you, but as long as you’re not flat, you’re OK. Keep at it.
DAY 228 HOMEWORK: Feeling a little flat? Start making some decisions to get you where you want to go. Even if you don’t get all the way there on the first try, just by taking the first step, you’ll be better prepared to do it better next time. Just keep dodging those tires…