It’s increasingly clear, that the easy decisions are the easiest ones to make.
Which leaves us an opportunity: We can get really good at the small and simple things. Progressively solving more complex and interesting problems.
But the paradox is: By making easy decisions, outcomes become more certain and predictable. We get more comfortable. And we fall into a trap of what we think is safety.
So if we can learn to stand up and say, “This might work. This might not work. But what the hell, I’ll give it a try,” a door to a world of possibilities will open up.
But if we get comfortable in the jobs that depend on routines or can be broken down into a set of repeatable steps, those are the ones fading away. And fast.
Because accuracy and speed and cheap—all the stuff that is measurable—technology won’t have a need for us to evaluate.
But the things we can’t measure—like connection or the worth of a smile or creating something that touches us—that’s the kind of stuff that are left to be desired.
No one does it in one leap though. Not all at once. It’s one step at a time. The question is no longer if you have time. The only question left is: Are you going to decide?