Decisions and outcomes

One of the mistakes we make is that we associate good outcomes with good decisions. Because you bought a lottery ticket and you won money, doesn’t make buying a lottery ticket a good decision.

If you weren’t there for your kids and your kids turned out to be good people, we wouldn’t call that a good decision/model just because of the outcome.
If you drive while you’re drunk and you get home safely, no one would say that it is a good decision to drive while drunk.

If you decide to leave your job because the people you work with are toxic or abusive, and 2 weeks later you can only afford ramen noodles, quitting your job is still a good decision.

A good decision is good, regardless of the outcome.