Chess and life and decision making

When you play chess you have to analyze what the situation is, you have to know what your abilities are, estimate your competition’s power, and make good use of the time you have left.

Just the same as in business…
…except for one difference. You can replay chess. You can study your past moves and see what would have happened if you had played an alternative move. You can check the different expected results and see if you made it right or wrong. You can watch each game from different points of view.

But you can’t replay life.

So don’t hesitate so much, trying to make the optimal decision. Just think and decide, move on and think and decide again on your next move. You will never be sure if you are choosing the best options but, while you’re improving continuosly, being optimal really doesn’t matter so much…

Or doesn’t matter at all.


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