Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 260

The worst thing you can ever do is nothing.

Sometimes inaction paralyzes us.

We feel as if we can't do anything, because we aren't sure what to do.

The problem with inaction is that it is the one thing you can do that is always going to result in nothing.

Inaction, of course, is very different from waiting, thinking, and reflecting.  It is okay to take time to make a decision, as long as the decision we make isn't to do nothing at all.

This can be a challenge though, as doing nothing is always the easiest thing to do.

Of course, easiest is rarely best, and to not take any action predisposes us to not learn from a given situation.

And any choice that results in no learning is a bad choice.

When we're faced with a challenge, we should remember that while it is often bad to act too hastily, it is always bad to not act at all.  Better to take the time to gather data and then act properly than to stick our heads in the sand and not act at all.

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