You may have heard of The Centipede’s Dilemma:
A centipede was happy – quite!
Until a toad in fun
Said, “Pray, which leg moves after which?”
This raised her doubts to such a pitch,
She fell exhausted in the ditch
Not knowing how to run.
An ancient Chinese philosopher I studied in college had simple advice: “Your first or second choice is probably your best choice.” Don’t overthink. Go with your gut feeling. Don’t waste your time thinking of too many alternatives.
If you are buying a car, for example, and your first color choices are red and blue, don’t waste your time looking at yellow or orange or silver. Your happiest decision, the decision that is most likely to end up being the right decision for you, is red or blue.
Translated into today’s world, this means listen to your instincts. Give your first impressions strong weight, as they are most often correct. Do I hire this person? Do I buy this house? Do I buy this car? Do I go ahead with the deal?
Your gut feel is based on your personal life experiences. The more you experience the more accurate your guts become. While gut feelings are not a perfect science for decision-making, it always pays to give weight to a voice that tells you with close to certainty what the right course of action is to take.
We hope when it comes to recommending POCs to your patients that OxyGo is the first brand that comes to mind. Many providers tell us our POCs are the lightest, the most reliable and have the longest lasting batteries on the market. No need to overanalyze. Go with your gut and think OxyGo as your number one POC choice.