Murphy’s Law states, ‘Whatever can go wrong, will!’ Smith’s Law says, “Murphy was an optimist!” (love that, in fairness) and Falkland’s Law or Rule (I never heard of this until this week) says, “When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision.”
During the week, I found myself ruminating on certain decisions, to make or not to make, etc. and I realized that no decision is, in itself a decision. Should I make that call, write that email, send that letter, yes or no, a or b, x or y? If I don’t decide, TO, I am effectively deciding NOT TO; ergo, no decision is a decision to accept the status quo.
And this was where I was headed with this week’s “Coffee with Colm” episode, and then, as fate would have it (of course there are no accidents) something popped into my social feeds stating Murphy’s Law, Smith’s Law and introducing me for the first time to Falkland’s Law – “When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision.” and it got me thinking as to what’s best in any situation… make s decision? don’t make a decision? don’t make a decision until you have to?
Which is right? Well, it depends…
And so, I invite you to (make a decision to) stick on the kettle, grab a coffee, and think with me for a few (7) minutes in your preferred way
Watch the captioned video below…
Stay well, stay in touch and pop in again next week for another ‘Coffee with Colm’.
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