Jul 27, 2022Liked by Larry Cornett, Ph.D.

My experience is that doubts are a part of the process of making ANY decision. I think we all try to be objective -- at least at the start -- but ultimately we often make a gut-level decision. I'll share the story of my biggest professional decision: I was a tenured faculty member at the Department of Defense Medical School. (What could be more secure than that?) I was courted to be the first employee with my professional qualifications by a "Big Pharma." It was an agonizing decision -- and the biggest doubt was whether I would be able to play on that field of big science. With my spouse, made page after page of pluses and minuses. Finally, when the offer came, after a stressful evening of discussion, made the decision to accept -- gut level! I reminded myself of the Chinese saying, that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step...and I never looked back. Doubt is just part of the process!

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