It would be easier starting off a discussion on decisions and deciding by by hiding behind my orthopedist’s decision to substitute the cast I’ve been suffering with for a month with the brace I received this morning.
Easier… But not altogether honest!
I’ve been agonizing over the concept of deciding for a few weeks. If you know me, you know just how uncharacteristic that is. Generally, I gather all the information I can, make a decision, move on, and rarely, if every, look back.
Looking back—questioning what you’ve already decided to do—is anything but productive.
In fact, if you look up the origin of decide you’ll see that its Latin root means to cut off (Latin decidere ‘determine’, from de- ‘off’ + caedere ‘cut’, Oxford Languages). In other words, to end the pain associated with having to choose!
Nevertheless, I find myself agonizing over the decision to move my monthly columns here, rather than create a dedicated space for them at www.mitchschneidersworld.com.
That was my original vision. Something I could see clearly when I closed my eyes. But that would have forced me to update the site. To invest in something for which there may be no clear return.
That’s hard to do for someone who has been in business for the better part of half a Century, and why I placed the first column—Pivot—here.
By now you’ve probably figured out that I’m questioning the wisdom of that decision. That’s why it’s here. I’m asking for your help. Your opinion.
What do you think? Should I keep the columns here, along with the Running on All Cylinders newsletter that is currently in development? Or, should I move both to a dedicated home on the mitchschneidersworld.com website?
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