The Great Ponderer

Many years ago we had a CFO in our organization that I like to refer to as the “Great Ponderer.”

Any decision, including how he was going to arrange the vegetable on his salad plate, was an exercise in pondering. He had to ponder anything and everything in his life.

Without a doubt, you have to think things through and analyze the risk involved. But far too often we humans tend to over-think.

Any decision you make has an element of risk tied to it. Nothing is perfect. If you’re hitting 100%, you’re pondering things too much. If you’re hitting 100%, you’re not taking enough risk.

It’s ok not to be right all the time. As a matter of fact, it is better to be wrong once in a while.

Think about that statement, but don’t ponder it too long.

That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs