The Cost of Inaction

“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.



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  1. Brenda Kay Hardman January 26, 2014

    Instinct based on prior experience and applied knowledge moves us to action even if we may be “wrong.” It’s the “action” that creates the momentum so the the action can be re-directed on the right path. This change often takes place through collaboration among team mates with a similar vision. The point is to listen to your instincts and make a move.

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