In the classic movie “Cool Hand Luke”, Luke, who’s played by Paul Newman, wins a hand at poker with a valuable pot, without cards or combinations of any value in his hand.
When he’s confronted with the fact that he basically won with nothing, he said,” Sometimes nothing is a real cool hand.”
In decision-making, particularly now, you might find it confusing to weigh the pros and cons of various options in any decision you might be confronting.
I encourage clients to look at the pros and cons as well, of staying with the status quo because often we overlook the benefits of doing just that. It can be time saving and sometimes, until you start to list out the pros and cons of doing nothing at all, we don’t really appreciate the benefit of that option.
So particularly now, if you’re having trouble making a decision about something, include weighing the pros and cons of doing nothing (or sticking with what you’re currently doing) in your analysis.
As Luke said,” Sometimes nothing is a real cool hand.”
Question: What are your own tips for making effective decisions?