Sorry about the delay since my last post.. it has been a crazy week. This week’s post is coming to you from Perth – I am over here on business at the moment. Just happened to fly in for one of the worst storms that they have had in many years here, but it was fun to watch!
Decisions… Some people love them, some people hate them. Decisions can be exciting, empowering, scary, frightening.. but of course they are a necessary part of life.
Why is it that some decisions are so frightening or scary? In most cases it is because we are afraid of making the wrong decision or we are scared of the consequences of the decision. When we are scared of the outcome or scared of choosing the wrong thing, we tend to put off the making of any decision at all. All this tends to do is cause stress, angst and an uncomfortable feeling that stays with you until you do decide.
When you have a decision to make, in most cases we have a gut feeling for which is the path we would like to choose. Every time we need to make a choice of any magnitude, there are many factors which come into account and need to be considered to make that choice. These factors are unique to the decision being made so it is impossible to provide a ‘one size fits all’ solution failsafe method to help you decide.
However, what I will say is this – don’t put it off if you know what you want. Don’t put it off for the sake of putting it off – in most cases it won’t go away. Make the decision and commit to it. I have recently made a decision on something I have been agonising about for quite a while. I had a feeling for what it was that I was going to do, but what was holding me back from deciding was how my choice would affect others. In the end, my decision was made on what was best for me and my family and I can honestly say I feel like a massive weight has been lifted off my shoulders. The stress and angst caused by not making the decision has gone, and I feel lighter and happier than I have been for a while… my wife loves me for it!
Is there a decision you have been putting off because you are too scared to make it? My advice is to weigh up all the benefits and consequences and choose what it right for you and if applicable, your loved ones. Make the choice – decide and commit. Once you have done it, follow the path you have chosen and enjoy the journey.