🙅‍♂️ Why you shouldn't do that thing you’re thinking of doing.

When you have a dozen reasons to do something… don't.

The more reasons = the more you are trying to justify why it's worth your time.

Reid Hoffman's "Single Decisive Reason" (SDR) principle. Is an incredibly powerful decision-making tool, especially for rapidly scaling startups.

As Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains in Antifragile, giving myriad justifications for an action exposes inner uncertainty.

"By invoking more than one reason, you are trying to convince yourself to do something. Obvious decisions (robust to error) require no more than a single reason.

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    Yup, I have found this to be the case often.

    Example - today I found myself convincing myself again that I needed an iPad.
    I had a list of reasons why. Ultimately - it was all BS. I never used an iPad when I did have one.

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    What if I say it is too late? 😅

    Asking for an indie maker friend...

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    I must confess this speaks to me. Thanks for sharing, Marc. This is very helpful.

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