Hesitancy is a Hitch

Hesitancy is a Hitch

Hesitancy in a person's voice destroys the moment.

Hesitancy in telling someone “I love you" could make them leave you. The words are right, the intention might be right, but if there's hesitancy, it will be costly—for your love life (or even your nation).

In business, if your team hesitates, they're moved by fear of consequences.

A Culture of Hesitancy is systemic. It’s a cancer that spreads throughout your team.

When I ask people why they aren't doing things, here are some of the answers I received:

  • I'm hesitant to start my company because I'm not exactly sure what the indigenisation policy is.
  • I'm hesitant to import product that I know will help the nation because the duties are so high.
  • I'm hesitant to start a development because electricity could prove to be inconsistent and I can't afford that.
  • I'm hesitant to respect the police force because a lot of them make up spot fines on a whim.
  • I'm hesitant to invest because I'm not sure what all of the investment rules are, and I've heard stories.
  • I'm hesitant to do anything outside of my job description in case I get into trouble.
  • I'm hesitant to raise a family here because I'm not sure where the country is going.
  • I'm hesitant to make a decision because someone above me might disagree and then I'll be in deep cake.

Don't mistake Hesitancy for Cautiously Shrewd. Hesitancy is a hitch. Crush it.

Things never go off without a hitch here. And when you add hesitancy to the equation, you’re setting yourself up for an even tougher time.

Hesitancy to do the right thing because may hurt you. Think about that and let’s ask ourselves where is this hesitancy coming from? If you're causing it. Stop! If you’re feeling it, stop.

We must stop operating out of hesitancy. A decisive wrong decision can be corrected in time. A hesitant wrong decision is too late.

(photo via margnac)