Thursday, November 12, 2015

In one day, you make 35,000 decisions

Can that be true? Jeff Boss, a former Navy SEAL and author of Navigating Chaos, says it is. I guess it depends on what you consider a decision.

Anyway, writing in Forbes, Boss quotes Steven Pressfield, author of The Art of War: Winning the Inner Creative Battle, who says most of us have the life we live and the unlived life within us--between the two, Resistance, the intangible force working against you. Resistance can be fear, anxiety.

But--he says--this Resistance is also an opportunity.

Uncertainty can also reveal your character. If one choice is the pressure of the moment and the other is something new--your character comes across.

Uncertainty also demands leadership and adaptability. Any "mission" can go wrong.

Uncertainty is also a proving ground. You can test out theories, be bold.

I am not sure I "get" all this...but it sounds valuable and worth pondering. Maybe I am uncertain. Do I have 34,999 more things to decide today?

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