A hunter was injured when a bear landed on top of him after he shot it on a hilltop. I am not making light of this happening, and I hope the hunter makes a full and quick recovery, but this story is a perfect metaphor for the habit we sometimes have of shooting problems and at the same time accidentally creating bigger ones.
I think they like to call it “unintended consequences,” and I’ve had my share of them.
The only upside to making mountain-sized messes out of mole-sized problems with decisions is when we:
- learn from them
- figure out how our decision process failed us
- train ourselves to spend more thinking time on the potential side effects and future problems.
It’s definitely a process, and one I’m not finished with. When was the last time a bear you shot landed on you?