“The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing.” – Seth Godin
This statement is arguable, but upon reflection it has much truth.
Many of the issues we have to sort out end up being due to errors of omission. Sure, we commit errors that cost us but it does seem that more costly ones come with an explanation that begins with a statement like: “We should have,” “We could have,” “I thought that would,” or “I meant to.”
Errors that are met with remorse and regret because we didn’t act soon enough or do what we knew we should are the hardest to get over.
If your motive is pure in thinking and you are acting in the best interest of the company and your colleagues, make something happen. I believe in the long run it’s a winning strategy.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.