Illustration: Oscar Ramos Orozco

It’s natural to worry before making a big decision, but how much “due dilligence” is too much? examines the pros (and cons) of looking before you leap.

Most of our decisions have limited risks and rewards. Nevertheless, if we know that with hard work, perseverance, and resourcefulness we can make even a bad situation into a success, we can approach any decision we face with that confidence.

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Author: John Caddell uses stories to understand human fallibility, creativity and innovation. He is the author of “The Mistake Bank: How to Succeed by Forgiving Your Mistakes and Embracing Your Failures.” You can reach him at or @jmcaddell on Twitter.

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