Decision making is tough, but it’s better than the unknown

“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.”

Jim Rohn

Making choices in life is never easy.

What often compounds our decision making ability is the uncertainty of those decisions and the incredible (often unpredictable) impact they will have on the course of our lives.

The questions we undoubtedly ask ourselves during the decision making process can be crippling at times. They prevent us from making a firm commitment – leaving us in a constant state of limbo.

While some believe living in that constant state prevents them from experiencing the negative repercussions of their decisions, all it really does is limit our opportunities.

I think many of us fail to realize how our indecisiveness breeds anxiety.

There’s no arguing that fear of the unknown can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. It leads us to create a fictitious outcome in order to allow us to continue propagating that indecisiveness.

But when we avoid making decisions, we’re really putting our lives on hold indefinitely. We’re preventing the “good” from entering into our reality by trying to keep the “bad” out.

George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

At times we can be our own worst enemy. And while making decisions can be a personal struggle for some, there comes a time when you need to get off the fence and progress – good or bad.

Remember, making a decision that will ultimately change your life, is better than living in a state of limbo with the unknown.