I dunno. What do you wanna do?

Liz Sumner Decision-making, Progress 2 Comments

I was commiserating with a client recently about a tendency to wait around until others decide what to do before determining what it is that I want.  This default to passivity isn’t a kindness. While it may look like I’m being gracious and letting the other person get what he or she wants, it’s actually a shirking of responsibility and could …

It’s Not the Decision That’s Tough, It’s the Aftermath.

Liz Sumner Decision-making, Learning, Wisdom Leave a Comment

In my last post I asked what kinds of decisions were the toughest for you to make. Big thanks to those of you who responded to my request. I received very useful feedback. I thought I was going to help people who found decision-making difficult, with an if-this-then-that kind of tree, or with explanations about urgency vs importance. I quickly discovered …

It Has To Be This Way

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I was a founding member of a community theatre group and a few years ago we were putting on a show. My partner, Traci, and I had gathered the cast together for a pep talk before the final dress rehearsal. Traci is a brilliant sales person who can make someone thoroughly enjoy writing a blank check. She was giving the …