When Failing Is A Great Decision Jan02


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When Failing Is A Great Decision

I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. To not decide is to decide by default, and usually hurts rather than helps you.

One of the reasons we hate to make a decision is because it opens us up to the possibility of failure. Since we innately hate to fail, we wrongly assume that we are protected from failure. In fact, not deciding probably does more damage than a decision where the outcome is failure.

“If success was defined by doing nothing, he would be world-renowned.”

Ever since grade school where we got the red check next to the ‘wrong’ answer, we’ve been conditioned to wait until everything is ‘right’. The wrong answer meant you didn’t give the cookie-cutter response for the prescribed conclusion. So then we took a cookie-cutter mentality into our adult life where we have become programmed to wait until we know everything is right, safe, timely, and insured.

But guess what those who move on to new levels of personal growth know . . . that it’s rare that the perfect conditions will fall in your lap, that your success will be guaranteed, that everything will be safe and that the right time will happen if you wait for the right time.

Those who study success know that failure is a much better friend than indecision. Surely making the right decision is your best friend. Experience helps you make right decisions. But failure is the fertile soil that yields the sweet fruit of experience to make the right decisions.

So, in this new year . . . make a decision! Yes, you might fail . . . but jump up, high five yourself, learn from it, and keep moving forward. That, or be crushed by the weight of the default decision of indecision.