One of the countless ways in which the world’s population can be divided is via the following distinction: people afraid to make a mistake vs. people afraid of missing an opportunity. Of course none of us is solely on either side of this dichotomy all the time, but I would suggest that each of us lands on either side a majority the time. Unfortunately, the former camp also often finds themselves in a place where no decision is made – a sort of self induced “no person’s land.” From a public policy perspective (think economic development) or a business perspective this can be incredibly frustrating and potentially disastrous.
A choice in either direction is a known entity that can be analyzed, evaluated, and receive a response. If you decide to take a stand it is always easier for the rest of the world to understand their world and any potential options associated with you. It is likewise also easier to pivot in a new direction after the fact. The lack of decision or making a choice does nothing to eliminate variables. Ambiguity always slows progress.
If you are an entrepreneur facing a set of decisions and are afraid of making a series of mistakes, contact us here in Middlebury, Vermont. We can’t guarantee that mistakes will not happen, but we can make sure that you are also aware of the potential of missing an opportunity. We can help you make decisions and we can help you move forward.