Confusion occurs when the task we are trying to accomplish is hit with new information that questions the necessity of the task.
I’m asked to make scrambled eggs, but we have no eggs.
Confusion – what should I do?
Compounded Confusion occurs when we don’t change our direction based on the new information.
I tell you we have no eggs and yet we keep being asked to make scrambled eggs.
Now the issue is no longer about the task, but rather about the confusion of the task. Now we are talking about the confusion that is being derived from the confusion.
When you hit the realm of compounded confusion, you are no longer focusing on the task, but the confusion that surrounds it.
You should be.