On taking decisions (dekittens?)

Ok, it’s a rather ridiculous poster, but it has a serious point.

Yesterday’s post described how taking a ‘decision’ means we cut away all the options except one. We free ourselves to move forward. We de-cide.

This poster quotes from Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot. It shows what happens next after the decision is taken: there is no real ‘decision’ until there is action.

The lines in the play are:

Vladimir: Well? Shall we go?

Estragon: Yes, let’s go.

They do not move.

Like the story of the four frogs, the point is that “making a decision” changes nothing. It is only when action takes place that a decision has truly been made.

So when you or the people around you say that they have taken a decision, look for the action that proves it.


Every chapter of The Churning not only describes what needs to be done and why, but also provides the tools and frameworks that enable you to apply the learning, in ways that work for you.

Of course, the decision to actually use and apply these tools is entirely up to you.


Photo credit: Samuel Beckett Motivational Cat Posters

Leave a Reply