We’ve all got to make decisions.
Deciding whether to act or not.
Or deciding between multiple options.
Trying to figure out what to do.
Life calls for us to do this each and every day.
Decisions present themselves.
What to eat.
What to wear.
What to watch or listen to.
Where to go to school.
Who to marry.
Whether to take the job.
Or quit the job.
Decisions offer the opportunity to improve our lives.
Decisions present the risk of worsening our lives.
They lead to success.
They lead also to failure.
It’s the fear of failure that often causes us the most delay.
The fear of making the wrong decision.
We can spend so much time trying to figure out what to do.
What’s the “best” decision?
Rarely is a single “wrong” decision irreversible.
Rarely is a single “right” decision a major factor in long-term satisfaction.
Rarely does any decision warrant much deliberation.
Assess your options.
Do it and move on.
You might succeed.
You might fail.
Action nearly always moves you closer to your goal than waiting and thinking.
The longer you spend deciding, the longer you delay enjoying success or learning from failure, and building upon whichever outcome ensues.
There will be times when much thought must be given to a decision.
Such times are the exception, rather than the rule.
Much of what results from the decisions we make is influenced by countless factors outside of our control.
Our decisions matter.
But only in the context of a complex world.
Make the best decision you can.
Take whatever possible from the experience.
Rinse and repeat.
Life is too short to spend it deciding.
Spend it doing.
Spend it learning.
Spend it living.
You’ve got this.