February 23, 2019

The can


If it’s interesting/scary/important/risky/unknown enough, it can be more compelling (and certainly easier) to think and talk about the thing rather than actually make the decision and get on with it.

All that talking keeps things flexible and means we don’t have to make a choice that could turn out wrong, and we can keep the pressure off and stay with the familiar as we chew over the same old arguments and come to the same old non-decisive decisions to leave it a little longer. We might even not talk about it for a while, because, you know, maybe something will change and make the decision for us.

Kicking the can down the road only means one thing: the can got kicked.

Nothing happened, nothing changed, and it’s still just laying there in the road.

Skippy strategy: Pick up the can and do something with it.