Soulful Sundays: The Cards You're Dealt

"Resulting" is a term coined by former World Series Poker Champion, Annie Duke. It describes a behavior common in people to judge the quality of a decision based on the outcome that occurred from that decision. If the outcome was good, we are lead to believe that the decision was a good one; if the outcome was bad, then bad luck was to blame. Resulting can keep us trapped in a cycle of unexamined choices and unproductive blame, but there is a solution. Simply, play the cards you're dealt to the best of your ability.