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Today’s advice comes from Gregg Fairbrothers and Catalina Gorla, via their column in Forbes: “It is in moments of regret that we remember how much we care about the mission, how much we love the important people in our lives, how many opportunities we have. And in the depths of this real living are we finally sober enough to make better choices for the future.”
As a leader, you are required to make decisions on a daily basis. With every decision, there comes a trade-off and a certain cost.
Fairbrothers and Gorla say that there will be times that you make the wrong decisions. And it’s best if you embrace those choices and feel the regret that follows them.
“Make decisions, pay the price to do so. Actually feel the consequences, grab onto the pain of bad outcomes, and take time to really look at what has happened. Some companies attempt this through the discipline of stopping to analyse ‘lessons learned.’ But take it seriously. It’s not enough to just feel sorry for yourself—really examine your struggle, get deep inside the regret and humiliation.”
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