A family is sitting together on their porch on a hot Texas summer day when somebody says, “I’m bored. Why don’t we go to Abilene?” With no other ideas on the table, they decide to go. When they get to Abilene, somebody says, “You know, I didn’t really want to come to Abilene.”
The next person says, “I didn’t want to come here either – I just thought you wanted to go.” And on and on it goes.
It’s happened to us all. At one time or another, you’ve probably found yourself wondering, “How did I get here?” You may have been so confidently optimistic about a position that you did not initially see the value in listening to or pursuing what others had to say. You may have thought you were the only one with a differing opinion, hesitant to rock the boat. Whatever the reason, the lesson is evident – it’s wiser to think, discuss, plan and then act – rather than act and then wonder.
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