The Frog

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09th Mar, 2022

Human Beings and frogs are the two creatures in nature who have tremendous power to adjust.

Put a frog in a vessel of water and start heating the water.

As the temperature of the water rises, the frog is able to adjust its body temperature accordingly.

Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog is not able to adjust anymore.

At that point the frog decides to jump out but is unable to do so, because it has lost all its strength in adjusting with the water temperature and the frog dies.

What killed the frog?

Many of us would say the boiling water.

But the truth is what killed the frog was its own inability to decide when it had to jump out.

We all need to adjust with people and situations, but we need to be sure when we need to adjust and when we need to face.

There are times when we need to face the situation and take the appropriate action.

We have to decide when to

jump. Let us jump while we still have the strength!

But, in life as in executing critical projects, we should avoid both jumping To conclusions and analysis paralysis.

There is a continuum between making immediate snap decisions (jumping to conclusions) and spending so much time in assessing and communicating about the decision that there is analysis paralysis – spending so much time in the decision process that no decision is made.

Some decisions must be made immediately, to address time critical emergencies like fires. Others can be made over time; how much time depends on the situation.

In life and in well-planned projects, the number of decisions that must be made in the blink of an eye are few.

Those for which there is time to reflect, analyze and assess multiple options before deciding are the norm.

At the same time, analysis paralysis is unacceptable. Closure is needed in decision making.

Decide when to ‘adjust’ and when to ‘jump’ and stay blessed forever.

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