Indecision is a Decision
For the past several weeks, my family and I have had to make so many decisions. Everything from how to travel from point A to point B, where to live, what furniture to buy, apartment or house, classes to take, which kind of hot water heater to replace the one that leaked, business strategies that feel right, who to hire, etc.
I have always been the type to investigate and over analyze the decisions in my life. I make pros and cons lists, evaluate cost vs. time, examine every angle to make sure I make the absolute right decision. Sometimes this process can take days, months, and even years. I used to be so afraid that I would make the WRONG decision that many times I would put off making ANY decision at all.
But guess what? Being afraid of making the wrong decision and not making any decision, IS a decision! And it gets you nowhere. Spinning in indecision costs time and, in many cases, even money. I have been paralyzed in the past by my own indecision, which has kept me stuck for too long.
What if, for a moment, instead of having the thought, “I might make the wrong decision”, you decide that the decision you make will be the right decision for you? I am not saying that you should just throw caution to the wind and never think about or even pray about the major decisions that you are faced with in life. I am all about divine guidance when it comes to these.
But what I am saying is that, many times, we are faced with decisions that aren’t right or wrong, they are just decisions. We get to decide what they mean. And with those decisions we get to choose whether to learn from them or not. The choice is ours.
Once I decided to step away from the fear of making the wrong decision and chose the thought that whatever decision I do make will be th right one for me, I have felt so much relief and confidence. I am learning and moving forward instead of staying stuck, and that has made all the difference.