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Deciding and Doing

Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off.

How many are left?

Answer: five.

Why?

Because there’s a difference between deciding and doing.
Mark L. Feldman & Michael F. Spratt, ‘Five Frogs on a Log’

Everyday we make thousands of decisions. What to eat, what to say,
what to wear. You can make a decision, but unless you decide to act,
nothing will be done.

Lots of people spend all their time everyday trying to make a
decision, but never actually doing anything about their decisions.
They worry that the choice they might make is the wrong choice. They
might make a decision that is wrong. So, they decide not to do
anything at all. Thus, their decision is a choice of not doing. Does
this sound like someone you know?

Today, decide to do more. Make a decision to do more. Spend more time
doing and less time deciding. Except of course when it comes to things
you decide to say. Then spend more time listening to others and more
time not saying anything!