The Problem with Indecision
Do you ever struggle with Indecision? Overthink? Stand and stare at the 72 choices of shampoo at Target for twenty minutes?
I confess. I tend to be an overthinker. An over researcher. A Procrastinator.
All because I’m afraid I will make the “wrong” decision.
The problem with Indecision is that it is driven by fear.
It’s a strategy that your brain uses to keep you in inaction, to keep you stuck, to keep you where it thinks it will be safe.
And ultimately, it prevents you from moving forward and creating the life that you want.
Indecision also drains us of our limited and valuable mental energy.
It’s like having multiple programs running on your computer at the same time.
It can feel exhausting.
Alternatively, making decisions can actually create energy and move us forward.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a process to help us make decisions?
Here’s what I teach my clients:
First of all, there is rarely a perfect decision.
We believe there is, and that’s why we’re so afraid of making the “wrong” one.
But most decisions will have some good and some bad consequences to it.
Do you find yourself saying things like, on the one hand... and on the other hand...
Of course, that’s how it works.
The answer to that is, stop putting your trust in the decision.
If we learn to trust ourselves, we can make what we think is the best decision and then trust ourselves to respond to all outcomes in our own amazing way.
Knowing that no matter what happens, you will show up and make the best of it takes so much pressure off making the “right” decision.
What if there isn’t a right decision? There are just decisions that you make right?
Write down all the pros and cons.
Go through each one and ask yourself if it’s coming from love or fear.
Never make a decision based on fear.
What do you want?
Do you like those reasons?
If yes, put your trust in yourself and go all in.
You can always evaluate and make a new decision.
It’s how we learn, how we grow, and how we move forward.
Decide to have an amazing week!