Just Decide

We’re all faced with decision on a daily basis. But, what about those choices that cause sleepless nights and endless analysis? The cliche is right. The only thing worse than making the wrong decision is making no decision at all. Indecision, the unique blend of fear, spiced with insecurity, can lead to one heck of a chronic pain in the…gut.

It can be hard to find the courage to take action, even when that nagging voice in our head crescendos into a warning clang. When we know that a single decision might change the navigational course of our life, or career, it’s no wonder we get scared.

Sometimes, it’s because we’re nice people and we don’t want to hurt feelings.
Sometimes, we’re comfortable in our discomfort.
Sometimes, change is downright scary.
Sometimes, we’re insecure about which path to take.
“What ifs” can lock us into analysis paralysis.

As Jim Rohn once said,   “It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.

The next time you’re faced with a whopper of a choice to make: 

Be still

Be honest
Be prepared
Be brave
Buckle down
Hold on tight
Trust your instincts, your gut, yourself. 
       and
DECIDE. Then get out of your own way and move forward.
To quote another sage advisor, “One thing about trains. It doesn’t matter where they’re going. What matters is deciding to get on.”  (the conductor, from Polar Express, the movie)


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