Many opportunities come to us as either / or.
This or that.
Please choose between these two evils and find the lesser. Thank you.
A quick assessment of the pros and cons should do the trick.
This is what we are paid to do; we make decisions.
Pressed for time and distracted we process the transaction.
Push it down the management assembly line.
Gotta keep things moving.
We believe we’re choosing intuitive action vs. analysis paralysis.
Speed is of the essence.
No time for dilly dallying.
But it’s a trap.
As we’re cleaning up the mess.
Once we’ve missed the exit.
And traveled far from our intended destination.
We recall the decision.
How can we be blamed?
Two choices. Too much to do.
Finding a third alternative is hard work.
It takes courage.
It takes awareness.
It takes curiosity.
It takes persistence.
It takes dialogue.
Moving beyond this or that to the other thing requires a willingness to stop the assembly line.
When we perceive there is more at stake.
To think past the transaction to the possibilities.
We have to be willing to go off auto pilot.
Ignore the GPS.
And use our imagination.