Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every dilemma.
“To believe or not to believe, is a problem. To leave or to conceive is another problem. To ascertain and to achieve is to solve the problem.”
― A. Saleh
Our #26th CSuitism is called Dillemism and has its origins in the phrase ” Dillemas of the Modern Man”.
I learnt in management about the power of decision making. Decision making under uncertainty or with very limited options can not be solved scientifically – it needs a special talent, different skills and unfortunately they are not taught in Business Schools.
“Whatever I learned,
Whatever I knew,
Seems like those faded years of childhood that flew,
Away in some dilemma,
Always in some confusion,
The purpose of this life,
Seems like an illusion!”
― Mehek Bassi
, Chained: Can you escape fate?
This one is for the Chief in the C Suite:
“A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.”
Faced with forced choices and tough decisions – C Suite Members will do well to remember this quote:
“There’s a woman I see who’s not my therapist, but she’s like an old friend who’s a therapist in profession. She lets me talk to her like a therapist once in a while, and she does a great thing. Whenever I have a big dilemma, like this is a big problem in my life, she always says, ‘Wow, you’re going to have to figure that out.”
And finally, This quote gets the Cake !
“That’s the dilemma, isn’t it? When you’re single, there’s the sadness and joy of “only me.” And when you’re paired, there’s the sadness and joy of “only you.”
― David Levithan
, The Lover’s Dictionary