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Don't be a wussy

The other day I had the feeling in my gut that the decision was wrong.  I knew it wasn't going to work out.  I knew it was going to fail but I let it happen anyways.  And sure enough, it didn't work. I thought to myself, "You wussy."  In the end it cost our team but I couldn't help but wonder why I went against my gut.

Here are the reasons I could come up with:

1.  I didn't want to look like I was questioning authority.

2.  I thought to myself, "Don't do it, the stakes aren't that high."

3.  I didn't want to be seen as a "glass half empty" person.

4.  I didn't want people to think I doubted them and that would produce doubt on the team.

5.  I could be wrong.

I should have spoke up but I didn't.  I should have reacted to what I was feeling inside but I didn't.  I blew a leadership opportunity that the team would have benefited from but I talked myself out of it.  I won't let it happen again.  I let the lizard brain win.

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