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Embrace the dialectic

Right or wrong, decisions jumpstart action. Indecision or maybes are also valid decisions.

There are opposing forces in every direction you choose. The satisfaction of being done is better than perfect. But sometimes perfection requires more work.

The Germans have a saying for concurrent possibilities of “Yes” and “No,” called Jein.

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

It doesn’t take a genius to move forward despite a simulatenous contradiction of opposites.

Nothing is completely wrong nor completely right. Every decision is situational. Move forward with the best course of action at that time.

I’m in favor of whatever works in the particular case. – John Kenneth Galbraith

Sometimes it’s doing simply what ought to be done, even if it means risking everything.

If you can’t decide, start by identifying the things you certainly don’t like.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.