Everything in our lives depend on the decisions we take! We all are at the driving seats of our own lives and the decisions are those due to which we set our sights on the routes. After they have taken and executed, we realize they’re successful or failures. We, most often get the credit from the world for the decisions which turn out to be successful or give credits to ourselves, as the results have been the successes. And for the decisions which turn out to be the wrong ones, we often repent, have to bear the losses, the hardships, the pains and of course, we don’t get any applauds or credits.
Now lets think of those decisions which we were about to take but have backed out at the last moment and later ‘our not going ahead’ has only proven to be extremely good decision? Not really! Aren’t they also successes? Mustn’t we celebrate them as well?
Today I am going to give two different examples of mine.
Case #1. We decided to invest in a business. We went ahead. The people who started the business were known to us for many years. Well, there was trust. We invested seeing them. After legal and Chartered firm gave a go ahead, we went ahead. Well, the people could not pull it off and more than that the integrity was a major challenge. Still today, we talk about it. It was our own hard earned money and it has affected us, our lifestyle! We had to cut short many things to bear the loss.
Case #2. We decided to invest in a real estate deal. Everything was final. The papers were ready. Our final decision or the last call was a NO for this! We were required to pour in a huge amount of money into it. We didn’t go ahead at the last moment. We took the decision purely based on the gut-feel! Later it was proved to be our good decision and we applauded ourselves for it, nevertheless, celebrated.
Now, while the first one we call a failure, what do you call the second one?
The FINAL MOMENT when you take the final most call of going ahead or not to go ahead, that builds or breaks. Later it feels like, rest everything is just worth nothing! We must learn to honor the bad decisions we avoided!
The Case #1 is of extremely important to reach to your goal as more often than not, we encounter with Case#1. Without the Case #1, nothing is possible. What is common between these two cases? The learning. Apparently, these two cases were not lucrative financially, but the amount of lessons we have learnt, they’re priceless! And in life, our prime focus is on our learning! Isn’t it so?
Shatomita is a free spirited, energetic and independent woman who loves to build, be it family, be it business; Right now, she is busy building Brandonomy, a one-stop knowledge sharing platform for the marketers with the vision of paying forward and collaboration. An occasional writer, adventure seeker, risk taker, music maniac, Shatomita believes women empowerment is no more an option or luxury.