I rarely make decisions with enough information. If I waited until I had all the facts, I would very likely not have got married, had kids, or started a business. I’d probably still be standing in the same spot I was 30 years ago. Most of the time, I have no idea what I am getting myself into.

Sure there are many awesome things, but rarely have they come from calculated choices – I’ve just been plain lucky. My greatest attribute is the ability to say ‘yes’.

Running head long into whatever it is ahead of me has not always worked out. In fact, it has generated more than its fair share of consternation, failure, and heartache. But, I figure it’s the price I pay for trying.

How can two kids, 23, and 24 make a lifelong decision about anything – let alone being together? It is foolish, and unadvised. Yet, somehow, these 30 years on, it continues to defy reason and seem possible.

25 years ago my buddy asked if I wanted to start a company with him. At the time I was unemployed, and my job experience had been working with teenagers. I had a recreation degree, and no money. Oh, and when he described the business, I had no idea what he was talking about. I said sure.

On paper, having kids is just plain crazy. With the exception of the conceiving part, the whole parenting thing is fraught with peril. We managed to do it three times over.

Sure, it’s a good idea to weigh the odds and consider the alternatives, I guess. But, I figure, at some point, a decision needs to be made –most likely before I really know what I am in for. You know what they say, the world is divided into two types of people. Those who can extrapolate from incomplete information…