If someone asks me what the day after voting is, I tell them Wednesday. That is because while I expressed my desires the day before with my vote, life has to move on. We still need to worry about how we’re going to eat, have a roof over our heads and just live.
I figured out that I have had the opportunity to be involved in 25 federal elections and many more local elections. I never miss a chance to exercise my freedom by participating in each one.
No matter what candidate or proposition won, the day after each election – life went on.
Elections are about our opportunity to express our interests and contribute to the outcome – we should value this freedom. While any process and results aren’t perfect, they will provide a better direction than what we alone think or care about.
My thoughts on elections – and personal or business decisions, for that matter – are based on three principles:
- Trust the Process – Create a method to harvest the quality data you need for the desired result. While it won’t be perfect, it will give you better direction than no hard data at all.
- Accept the Results – What we end up with at the end of the process may not be what we thought it would be – but it is trustworthy (because of the process). The entire event was conducted to get data we could trust – regardless of our preferred outcomes.
- Plan Accordingly – Having trustworthy data resulting from a trusted process allows us to make the best decisions. Live with the facts – not what we wanted the facts to be – will provide the best outcomes.
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Regardless of where the election results find you this week, our collective challenge is to refocus on our families, lives, and jobs – and get back into our “Usual.”