A great decision requires that we be timely in our formation and then application of that decision. One made at the right moment is effective. One made after the fact is too late. One made even prior to the necessary moment is quite brilliant.
Consideration of all options needn’t be a luxury, it should be the standard. It is disarming to remain unaware of the possibilities that may or may not effect our most important decisions within our many endeavors. We may not be able to predict the future, but we must certainly be aware of and begin to have theorized what might transpire before we would arrive there.
The well-timed application of intelligence is a far greater asset than even the widest breadth of knowledge that would be misapplied in timing or unapplied at all. Aim to continuously think, learn and apply ahead of potential problems and/or new opportunities to discern the adaptations that will need to be made before they would arise to a level requiring a critical decision be made.
“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.” — Albert Einstein —