It can be painful to admit when you have made a wrong decision. Maybe you hired the wrong person, or you took a job that was not a good fit, or launched a new product line that no one seems to want. It is Human nature to be optimistic and always assume that you have made the right decision.
Eventually the evidence is undeniable and you start to doubt your decision. But it can feel overwhelming to admit the mistake in front of your friends and your family, but most of all to admit to yourself Humans are highly sensitive, which makes it hard for you to end something into which you have already put time, money, or effort. That is why you stay in an unhappy relationship.
Your decision is never going to be successful, it is better for your life and your well being to accept the loss now, rather than dragging it out and wasting even more resources. Recognize you need to act quickly.
[Girl Audience Question]
This is probably going to be the simplest one for you to answer, but ‘What if you’re wrong?’.[Clinton Richard Dawkins]
‘What if I’m wrong? I mean, anybody can be wrong. We could all be wrong about the flying spaghetti monster and the pink unicorn and the flying teapot.
You happen to have been brought up, I would presume, in the christian faith. you know what it’s like not to believe in a particular faith because you’re not a Muslim, you’re not a Hindu.
Why aren’t you a Hindu? Because you happen to have been brought up in in America, not in India. If you had been brought up in India, you’d be a Hindu. If you’d been brought up in Denmark at the time of the vikings, you’d be believing in Wotan and Thor. If you had been brought up in classical Greece you’d be believing in Zeus. If you had been brought up in central Africa, you’d be believing in the great Juju up the mountain.
There’s no particular reason to pick on the Judeo Christian God in which, by the sheerest accident, you happen to have been brought up, and ask me the question, what if I’m wrong? What if you’re wrong about the great Juju in the bottom of the sea?