Decisiveness + Analysis =
"How much time do I spend analyzing and worrying about something that I want to do?", I asked my wife.
"You don't spend anytime at all.", she replied.
"And, what percentage of the time am I successful accomplishing what I was trying to do?"
"60 - 70%"
"Ok, how much time do YOU spend analyzing and worrying?"
"And, what percentage of the time are you successful?"
"So at the end of the day, we are often both successful, but I just have spent much less mental energy in the process. 70% eh? That was about my grade point average throughout school and college..."
This recent interchange between my wife and I one Shabbos morning illustrated the different approaches we have to problem solving. I am 100% pure energy with some minimal simplistic thinking, and my wife is 100% brilliant analysis with a lot of second guessing of her analysis. Each one of these approaches on its own may become a recipe for disaster, but put together - the decisiveness with the careful analysis - ensures that we make excellent decisions more often than naught.