Have you ever made a decision that ended up being a catastrophic fail? Ask me! Yes, I have! My first business website was a joke. After coming to the realization that I lacked the knowledge to build a promising website, I reached out for help. Perry L. Duff of The Hustler’s Corner NYC began helping me and ended up building it entirely for me. Technology isn’t my friend. I now have a functioning website that I am proud of. From that mistake, I learned that it’s ok not to know everything and that accepting help along the way is a positive thing. You see, I wanted to do it on my own so that my content would be mine solely. He set it up with that in mind and it turned out to be a good decision to accept his knowledge and artistic capability.
I’ve made bad decisions in my personal life as well; there are two different ways I can consider the outcome. Either I can learn from it and count it as lesson in life, or I can suffer the consequences and allow self-defeat. I’m still breathing and, if fortunate, will have to decide on things many more times in my life. Learning from past mistakes gives me a step up, as the next decision will be one that I consider more carefully. How do you see mistakes, as a lesson or as defeat?
Perhaps the worst decision is the one we never make. We become stagnant and regretful, but see others rise and fall and then rise again, we understand that if they hadn’t gone forward in life, they would not have found success or true peace. If we make the decision to act, we can have the same positive outcome.
“Decisions. We can think about things, turn them over in our minds a million times, play out possible scenarios, but really when it comes down to it, you have to go with your heart and move forward. Maybe things will go well. Maybe they’ll turn out poorly. Every decision brings with it some good, some bad, some lessons, and some luck. The only thing that’s for sure is that indecision steals many years from many people who wind up wishing they’d just had the courage to leap.” – Doe Zantamata
Something to think about…