Hi. I’m prepping for a chat about decision-making. Coincidentally, I read a little essay by Brendan Leonard today about bicycling accidents and the lessons we can learn by falling off a bike. Somewhere about two-thirds of the way down he quoted a saying:
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from poor judgment.
Someone a long time ago…
I thought that was kind of cool. Apparently, it’s included in Robert Byrne’s book, 'The Third and Possibly the Best 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said'.
I like it because it’s simple. It’s straightforward. But is it true? I’ve been spending way too much time today taking that statement and fact-checking it to decisions I’ve made. There have been a lot of decisions in parenting. A lot while being a boss. An embarrassingly-high number from time spent in the mountains.
Yep, it’s true. Dangit.