Just because a decision hurts, doesn’t mean that it was the wrong decision.

Just because a decision hurts, doesn’t mean that it was the wrong decision.


Being forced to make life’s hardest decisions, is one of the penalties we pay, to be in the game.

Many times, those decisions are hard to swallow, leaving us ever more vacant for our having weathered them.

There’s the interesting balance. Many decisions are readily avoided to circumvent confrontation or the overall anxiety of having to do what must be done.

Whether or not that choice leaves you vacant inside, is a personal matter. When it is your responsibility to make such a decision, you are acting in everyone’s best interest by getting the wrong people off the bus, as Jim Collins, author of “Good to Great” (an outstanding read!) shared, “There are really three parts of this question of the right people. The first is the right people on the bus. Second is the wrong people off the bus. But third is the right people in the right seats.”

You may be forced to make a lot of tough decisions in life. It may never get easier, but it will strengthen your resolve.

Happy Tuesday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!