One of my business partners told me that making no decision was a decision. This bias for action is exactly what my dad meant when he said “Do something, even if it’s wrong.” The point is that even if we make a bad decision, then at least we have the opportunity to improve on it. Over 90% of the challenge is showing up and getting started.
Do you know why they say if you want something done, give it to a busy person? It’s because we all instinctively know that we don’t want to waste our time waiting on someone else to overcome inertia. Imagine a man talking at the water cooler and a woman behind a desk typing. Which person would you give a project with a critical deadline to, knowing nothing else about the people?
I’m here to encourage you to be the active person because too many people are hypocrites. We want everyone else to be extremely efficient in meeting our needs, but we often don’t hold ourselves to the same standard. I personally believe that’s one of the main reasons so many people just go to work at a job every day. They need someone else to force them to do something that creates value. I’m assuming that since you are actively taking in this message you are not in this category. However, I urge you to be vigilant, for as Edmund Burke said “The only thing evil needs to triumph in the world is that good men to do nothing.