Accelerate vs integrate: What’s on deck?

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Errors of commission are easy to spot. They’re faux pas, times you said or did things you wish you hadn’t. They’re spilled milk, embarrassing wrong moves, big or little “oops,” cringey moments and “I can’t believe I did that’s.”

Errors of omission are often less obvious. They’re times you failed to act, opportunity costs of not saying or doing something you wished you did. They can look like a lack of direction, starting with a lack of clarity or commitment to your dreams or vision. They’re characterized by stuckness, versus the imbalanced and often reactive quality of errors of commission.

Dan Pink talks about both of these in different terms, in The Power of Regret.

Which one are you most inclined to? Are you challenged by one or both this week?

When we’re genuinely a stand for something or some value — including ourselves — we’re supported to make mistakes wholeheartedly and with a sense of grace and hope.

If life or business aren’t going the way you want, I invite you to look at these twins of disharmony and ask yourself whether accelerating/acting (for errors of omission) and/or integrating (for errors of commission) would be most supportive — more on this distinction next week.

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Casey Onder, PhD

Psychologist, success coach, believer in solid behavioral science and the power of tuning in.