Indecision is one of the leading causes of personal torment. This type of confusion is what keeps us in a state of limbo between where we are, and where we want to be. It’s important to understand that there isn’t really anything wrong with where we are. Essentially that’s all we have. However, when it comes to designing the life that we desire, it’s important to make firm decisions and go forward with no regrets.
Decision making could be a complicated process, and for certain situations it should take extensive research and planning before acting upon a certain choice. On the other hand, decisions can be made swiftly and concretely once the satisfactory amount of knowledge has been obtained.
What can you do when you can’t decide?
- Flip a coin and let chance decide.
- Meditate and let it come to you.
- Ask a mentor and let them decide.
Even though it’s always better to make a decision by using heart, brain and gut, it’s not always easy. Sometimes it’s better to use any means necessary to make your decision, and then be a stickler to your choice. People could quite frankly spend their whole life indecisively. They find themselves living in a state of fear, guilt, and regret, without ever achieving their potential satisfaction in life.
See if your decision is a reflection of you. Ask yourself some questions.
- Can you picture yourself in the future, living with the choice you are considering?
- If you could move forward with no regrets, will you be happy living that decision?
- Is your decision aligned with your personal mission statement?
Once you have projected yourself into a life where your decision is a reality, and have seen yourself happy, then you are set to make your decision. Choose, and proceed with no regrets. This process has helped me in everything from choosing between coffee flavors and a career path.
It works for me. What have you found that works for you?