August 17, 2019

Circus lights


Sometimes, the choice is over a road that goes left or right. If you go one way, you can’t go the other. You can back track if you have to, but in general it’s binary. A or B?

Some of these are rough and tough decisions, full of vested interests or partial favourites. Following whatever process you like – all data and efficiency, reversing into it, waiting to be cornered, soundings, triangulations, approximations, quick, slow, meandering – in the end, a choice has to be made.

It feels good. At last … certainty. Everybody breathes again.

And then wait for the hedging. Maybe we could …, how about …, what if …?

One last go-around. One last deep and meaningful conversation. And then … unless an X materialises on an obvious spot and a circus-lights arrow points the way … recommit to the decision, bat away the distractions, and get on with it.

Skippy strategy: Action follows decision.