Yes, I know it’s a cliche, but it’s always better to take action than it is to just think about taking action.  Another case in point…

13 days ago, an orthopedic surgeon made a 10-inch incision… [I’ll spare you the details, but if you’re interested this is an awesome video] …and ultimately installed a brand new right hip for me.  I’ve got a family history of arthritis, and (seriously!) I had a football injury my senior year in college that made a total hip replacement inevitable.

The key points follow.  Keep both a total hip replacement AND the business analogy in mind.

  • A problem existed, and was well known (…for years; decades, actually)
  • The “I’ll address it someday” attitude reigned supreme
  • The pain, disability and – most significantly – subliminal distraction, were ever-present
  • The fix has been WAY easier I ever anticipated

Why did I wait?

I’m at best, 10% through recovery.  I’m already better off.  Why did I wait to take action?  Maybe that’s not the real question.  Maybe the real question is:

Why do we delay taking action, when taking action is always better?

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