Have you ever been at a crossroads and you know that a decision must be made yet you pause and your think about what could be down one road and you are unsure, and when you think about the other road you are also unsure. What’s next? How to you decide what to do next. Many people seem to freeze, they become paralyzed by the decision, it’s called “analysis paralysis”.
So what decisions are you waiting on, what’s holding you back from making just a decision, this way or that…
Most people hope that the decision will be made for them and the question is “WHY?”
Some people have spent a life time here not wanting to be wrong. Maybe they are hesitant because of what others may think of them, maybe it’s a path they have wanted to go down but their peer group is heading down another path, maybe they just have weak decision making muscles. In the game of life many people are just walking around making small decisions like, what to wear that day, would you like fries with that, paper or plastic. But when it comes to decision that can potential affect their lives and the lives of others… “Woe…Wait just a minute, what if this happens and what if that happens?”
I have been there myself and trust me, I get it, that little voice creeps in that says “Who are you to do that?”, “Why you?” or maybe you hear that voice say “You can’t do that, you just not Good Enough.”
It’s time to squash that little voice that has you paralyzed to make the decision necessary to move on.
“In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)
26th president of the United States
Realize this, life is just a game that can neither be won or lost, only played. When it comes to making decisions, it is best to decide and do. No one has a crystal ball, the future is what you make of it. If you decide and then decide to change that later on, who cares! Stop worrying about what other people think of you and start worrying what you think about yourself.
Don’t remain stuck, keep moving forward. If you are NOT moving forward you are falling behind. Build momentum in your life and learn from every experience, learn to make decisions based on the best information you have at the time and keep going.
Some of the most successful people in the world made decision fast and stuck to them, they were not wishy washy about the subject, they remained steadfast on their journey and kept on going. They learned from everything that came up against and they kept on going.
I believe decisions become tough when you don’t have a clear vision of where you are going and worried about what everyone else is doing. Friend will change over time, people will come and go in your life, money will come and go. Think about the person you want to become, where you want to be an
d align your decision in that directions. Not all decision are small ones, sometimes people are going to be hurt by you changing and growing. But that is none of your business, you are living your life, playing YOUR game. Your are in control and only you can decide what is right for you.
Take time to think about the different areas of your life and if there are decision that need to be made and ask yourself:
– What is stopping me from at least making a decision?
– What the worst that can happen?
– What is the best possible out come from one way or the other?
Then make the decision and move forward, take Nike’s advice and “Just Do It”