Jesus Christ, Just Do It Already!
Decision is procrastination’s best friend. The two frolic along side you everyday. This is especially true when we are faced with a difficult choice in life. We allow procrastination to wrap itself around us, like one of those goofy looking snuggies. All the while, decision mocks and taunts us.
Many times we take so long to make a decision that someone or something decides for us. And we shrug it off as though what is now happening (due to indecisiveness) is probably for the best. The best for who, though? Certainly not you.... or for me.
Rather than doing what we know or instinctively feel is right, we seek out advice and hold other people’s opinion with higher regard than our own. We look for some secret, miracle, or sign that only comes as dose of reality. Your world responds to every action and inaction. Changes occur with every decision and every non-decision.
Decisiveness requires courage and trust. Some situations demand a significant amount of courage. It is also true that the sooner a decision is made, the less chance we have of wavering. Those who live by this, generally get what they want. They are the people we choose to be our leaders, they are the men and woman who put other lives before their own, they are entrepreneurs, and innovators.
Right now as I am writing this, I am faced with a “tough” decision. I don’t want to bore you with stupid details, so I will simply say this: My choice will either keep me here in New York City or take me back home to Southern California. New York has given me all the tools one would need to build an empire anywhere in the world and home is where I want to be. So the choice seems obvious right? The problem is that I have created all of these hypothetical problems for myself. With hypothetical problems comes hypothetical fear (More on this in my next article). All I need is a small amount of courage and I will be on my way.
Let’s all go down the chute!