Something that has given me a lot of clarity over the past couple of weeks is realising that nobody knows exactly what to do at any given point in time.
I mean, nobody can ever know exactly what to do.
Without having some kind of crystal ball or knowing the result of every ensuing step after this particular decision, there’s no way you can ask someone “what do we do next?” and have them give you the finite answer, no matter how much expertise or experience they have.
Sure, experts make knowledgeable decisions based on what they know has worked in the past, but when has simply doing what we’ve always done helped us improve on anything?
And yeah, a dumb decision is still a dumb decision, but for every dumb decision there are a million good decisions, and a hundred thousand excellent decisions, and a hundred superb decisions, but never one perfect decision.
All we have to do is choose one of the good decisions.
If you’re wondering where that amazing photo came from, it was taken by Australian photographer, Jonas Peterson