Monday, March 31, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 90

If faced with the choice, choose to be and over and .

(Note: I messed up the day on this one.  Getting tough to keep track.:) )

Nobody wants to be sad or upset.  And, nobody strives for the characteristic of "ignorance" (realistically, anyway).

On the flip side, we would like to be happy all the time, and strive to be constantly informed.

If given the choice, leaders would very likely choose to be informed and sad, over ignorant and happy.

Ignorance, it turns out, isn't bliss.

In today's world, one of the expectations for leaders is constant information sharing.  If we can't do that, then we have failed in one of our most important jobs: staying relevant.

It isn't easy to choose being sad over being happy, but the price to pay for ignorance is a high one indeed.  With information flow as quick as it is these days, leaders can't afford to "not know."  We need to be at the forefront of information, and have to be constantly working to determine how this knowledge affects us and those we work with.  Sticking our heads in the sand accomplishes nothing (other than creating a feeling akin to rug burn), and it can actually be incredibly detrimental.  Change is never easy, but it can be quite good; if we're afraid of information because we're afraid of change, then we'll be left behind.

It's as simple as that.

So, while I hope you never have to choose between being happy and being sad, I hope that if you were faced with the choice between being informed or ignorant, you would choose informed, and deal with whatever emotion might come you way, knowing that you'll be able to share important information with those around you.

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