Buridian’s Ass


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A donkey stands between a pile of hay and a bucket of water. The donkey cannot choose between the hay or the water. After some time, the donkey falls over and dies from hunger and thirst.

This famous story of Buridian’s Ass is a metaphor for indecision and inaction. Decisions and actions always have consequences. It’s impossible to anticipate every possible outcome for the choices we make and the actions we take.  The most successful people in life cast aside their fears and choose a corse of action even when they do not possess all of the facts, knowledge and skills they believe they need in order to produce a perfect outcome.

We can only grow as individuals by taking action. The mistakes and consequences become learning experiences. Those who take action grow. Those who grow, gain knowledge and experience. Those with the most knowledge and experience realize the greatest success in life.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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