Just Make A Decision
March 16, 2010 9 Comments
I spend a lot of my life wrestling with decisions.
“Should I go to this college or that?”
“Should I apply for this job or not?”
“Do I really want to go to grad school or not?”
I have spent weeks, nah months, debating each major decision in my life. And some times that long debating the minor ones.
But in the end, I realize that the agonizing doesn’t really help much. In fact, it makes the decision a lot harder in most cases.
However, what feels fantastic is the moment that you make the decision. Not because the decision is made so much, but because the stress of agonizing over it is gone. As soon as you make up your mind, you feel settled and grounded.
I spent a lot of time trying to decide whether or not I wanted to apply for this new job. And eventually I just decided to do it. And now that I have, I feel grounded, comfortable and ready to do the tasks at hand to get that job.
However, I wasted two weeks just trying to decide whether I wanted to or not. That is two weeks I’ll never get back.
Is there a decision you’re agonizing about? Just make a decision. Do you feel relieved by your choice or anxious?