Perhaps it’s a side-effect of anxiety disorder – or perhaps it’s just me – but whatever the reason, I know that I’m incredibly indecisive at times.
It can be exhausting for me and those around me. When you’re constantly changing your mind; when you say one thing and immediately do something else; even you start to doubt yourself.
The thing I’ve come to realise though is that it’s less important to make the right decision and more important to just make one.
Maybe you’ll mess things up and in hindsight, you’ll look back and think that you made the wrong choice. But… so what? When I look at my life now and think about how happy I am in my career, relationship and personal life, I have to acknowledge that I probably wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for a series of wrong turns, bad decisions and essentially failure.
I don’t know about you, but I’m the kind of person that would rather drive an extra twenty minutes out of my way in order to avoid sitting still for hours in a traffic jam. I always opt for movement rather than sitting still, even at the risk of driving in the wrong direction.
So… if there’s something playing on your mind right now, whether it’s a decision on where you’ll eat lunch or whether to hand in your notice, listen to your gut feeling and make a decision right now.
Then take action. Right now.
Maybe it’ll work out, maybe it won’t. Maybe you’ll think it didn’t, only to look back on this decision in ten years and realise that you owe everything you now have to this apparent failure.
Whatever happens, at least you’ll be moving rather than standing still.