Grown ups choose what ice cream flavor they want, much like children. As we can reasonably understand kids crying for choosing the wrong flavor of ice cream, have you seen grown ups do the same thing?
Perhaps not ice cream situation, but I have, yes.
Enrolling wrong program, choosing jobs that are no fun or saying yes to wrong partner #ouch And this is the difference between children and grown ups.
While children take decisions, they don't necessarily make and own the consequences out of those decisions.
Meanwhile, grown ups:
- make decisions: aware of the decision making context and why making decision is important and/or urgent,
- take decisions: making efforts to identify alternatives, analyze and choosing ones that, hopefully, are the best and/or the least risky, and
- own the consequences: being fully aware of the in/direct effect, results and long term impact out the decisions taken (and those are not).
As they say, being old is a must, but being a grown up is an option. But able to MAKE, TAKE and OWN one's decisions is a MUST that we all want to see in any PROFESSIONALS at work.
Or, is it?