The Call For Change Versus The Will To Change

I was doing a speaking engagement the other day and a woman called me out.

That doesn’t happen often.

The woman challenged me on my comments that the second best decision in the world is a good strong wrong one.  The idea is that if you don’t make a decision, there is nothing to do but you fall into complacency.  You can’t change nothing.

If you make a mistake, you can always correct it.

She told me that once we have something we have to accept it.  Obamacare, Social Security things like that.

I smiled.  Nodded.  Then told her that she was answering a question that I haven’t posed.  She looked at me as if I had three heads.

If I have a child and the child makes a mistake, I can give that child the information and the reason as to not to do that again.

If I make a decision, and it is wrong, I can correct what is wrong to make it right.

If your contention is that there is something wrong with healthcare, or social security or the way we drive to work or play at recreation, then fix it.It is quite simple.  All you have to do is put your mind to it.

What is often times weighed into the equation, should never have any effect but always does, is “do you have the political will to make a decision.”

Ahhhhh.  Now we have a winner.

Don’t ever let anyone you elect tell you about it being difficult to change the status quo.  The status quo gets changed everyday in a variety of ways and industries.

All you have to do is have the political will to do what is right.

Now that’s the big question.

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