How do you make decisions?
August 6, 2017

North Shore Drive for the blogDarrell wanted my blessing on a work move a while back, but I hesitated. Would this prompt legal action? It wasn’t an idle threat, so to speak. It was important to proceed with care.

Now he was hesitating. So we talked.

What Darrell had proposed was good and necessary. How much risk did it actually represent? As we talked I remembered that in the bigger scheme, this constituted a smaller risk than we’d already weathered. “If you’re looking for something to hang the decision on,” I offered, “there you go.”

Then I realized how much of life is looking for things to hang our decisions on. There’s no map for making the most of a life, after all -- and the happiest people I know are more likely to ride a wave than follow a rule, anyway.