Covet Your Second Thoughts
I was recently watching the television show Inside the Actors Studio, which featured a two-hour special with Stephen Spielberg. In the course of the program, the incredibly successful director and businessman delved into the factors that had contributed to his success as a filmmaker. At one point in the interview, I was surprised when Spielberg was quite definite about his need to review first impressions and decisions. He emphasized that you must “covet your second thoughts.” Spielberg was honestly revealing a respect for his delayed deliberations, which proved many times to be more valid than his initial thoughts and reactions.
This immediately reminded me of the many times during my ownership of the Record Plant ...