My rant for the day.... every day people make choices, large and small. Some of the choices we make can change our lives drastically while others do not. There are also choices that people do not cognitively make that can be the most disasterous. These are typically fear based choices. When the outcome is uncertain or unchartered territory, people often refuse to move forward because they are afraid of making the wrong decision. What many fail to realize is that by not moving forward, you are choosing to continue to live with your previous decision that put you where you are in the present. Faced with that fact, many people would deny that they are happy with the previous decision, but fear keeps them from making any further choices that would be "risky" as well. You can postpone making a choice but to put it off indefinately would mean that you are choosing to remain stagnant. If you are happy with where you are now, or what is going on, or how things are working, then that is not a bad thing, but if you are refusing to make a choice because you are afraid to fail or that it will be a bad decision, then its time to rethink the origional choice that created these circumstances. Do you agree with that choice? If not, then its time to put your big girl panties on and choose to move forward to something new.
Making decisions and choices can be difficult, sometimes painfully so, yet it must be done for personal growth to occur. Another trap people fall into is educating themselves out of choosing to move forward. GUILTY!!! If it comes into my life, I research it. I want to know everything about it, how it works, what it does, the benefits, the detriments, and short and long term effects. Researching is a good thing but I have (numerous times) educated myself to the point where weighing the pros and cons took the place of common sense and instinct. "If I do this...then that will happen, but if I do that....then this will happen." It can start a viscious cycle of comparing the various avenues of choice.
Thankfully, I have learned to do my research because its something I need to do, make the comparisons I need to make, and then wait for a few days....and take that time to simplify things, use some common sense and determine what my gut instinct tells me. Then I can make a choice based upon all the information I have plus what makes the most logical sense to me and works with my instincts. Of course I don't do this with every choice I make or I would never wear clothes! lol. But for the bigger decisions that I feel will make an impact on myself or my family, I have discovered a method to making choices and decisions that works for me.
Only you can choose for you!