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Friday, April 23, 2010
I know there is a need. In the past 24 hours, four different people have said to me some version of “Why did I agree so quickly to do this project/task/committee/commitment? At the time I was asked, it seemed like such a good idea.”
“Yes” may or may not ultimately be the right response to any of these commitments. Many things worth doing are challenging. I don’t pretend to know. (Though I do have at least 10 Ideas for what to do while seeking clarity.) I do know the value of stopping, pausing, reflecting before agreeing to take something new on. Our world moves at such a rapid pace. Bringing that pace into our inner life, where good decisions are born, creates a kind of east-meets-west, oil and vinegar experience.
Sure it is possible to over think a decision. I even believe it is possible to over pray a decision. There are times when it is right to act, even though the path ahead is still very foggy. But in today’s world, where busyness is an epidemic, it is worth giving any decision some time. The right "yes" is usually the result of a few "no's".
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