I believe in not jumping to conclusions unless I have ‘enough’ data and well-thought perceptions about a matter.
I prefer not to conclude on the matter until it makes an absolute sense. Because I believe that conclusion kills. Conclusion kills the possibility to learn deeply about the matter.
An acquaintance who concludes very quickly asked me once: Why not to conclude and execute with speed? Binary results – zeros and ones – give me the clarity to move forward fast.
I get it. Moving forward fast is important. But we need to know that moving forward does not always equate to making progress.
With that said, I have no issues with conclusions. They often provide us foundation to base our next set of actions. But I do not appreciate the tendency to jumping to conclusions very quickly.
A better way is to refrain from jumping to conclusions without the adequate data and keep things open and execute in tiny chunks continuously.
The continuous execution requires a feedback loop where you get to know the situational feedback after executing a small chunk of what needs to be executed.
That’s what agile mindset is all about. That’s what differentiates the continuous learners from others.
Be a continuous learner, don’t jump to the conclusions – because conclusions kill!