You’re sitting in the cabin of an airplane, preparing for takeoff.
You have a good view of the engines on the wings through the window, which are spinning louder and louder. It can only be a few seconds now…
Has it ever occurred to you that the plane is about to go off course?
In a famous quote by Stephen R. Covey, he states that airplanes are off course about 90% of the time. But the pilot constantly adjusts and almost always lands precisely where it’s supposed to…
I’m no airplane pilot and can’t claim to have any expertise over air travel in general. So I have no opinion about the numbers.
I do, however, strongly believe in course correction as you go.
Come decision time, the best thing is to make a “good decision.” The second best: make a “bad decision.” The worst: Make no decision at all.
Why. Because a decision gets you going — regardless if it’s good or bad.
You can course-correct — you’re in motion.
The non-decision route has you flapping your flippers in the wind with no direction, purpose, or conviction. It tends to leave you in a state of fear of making mistakes.
Don’t be afraid of making bad decisions. They just might be the spark you need.