Danger is real… fear is a choice

31 03 2014

“Laughter and Tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion.  I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”  ~Kurt Vonnegut

My Economics teacher had a favorite saying regarding supply & demand curves.  He’d say “shift happens” (as demands in supply and/or demand move the price point).

Management is gray, and it’s our job to make the best decision in the absence of a training manual telling us what to do.  Sometimes you’ll be wrong.  If you get all wrapped up in why you were wrong, you’re going to shed a lot of tears.  Instead, laugh at yourself, share the mistake with others so they don’t do the same thing, and move on.  Don’t fear making the next decision.  Or, as Will Smith said in a recent movie, “Don’t misunderstand me.  Danger is very real, but fear is a choice.”  So, be as cautious as needed based on the known risks in the situation.  Gather as much information as you need to in order to mitigate the danger, then make the call and move on.

Speaking of laughter…


Rubes cartoons used with permission. www.rubescartoons.com




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