Then indecision brings its own delays,
and days are lost lamenting o’er lost days.
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ever been lost in that place of being indecisive?

Stuck in-between the familiar and the new.

The draining and the exciting.

The blah and the promising.

Ever been afraid of making the wrong choice?

And ending up making no choice at all?

Not going for the new.

And not going for the familiar.

But just ending up on that familiar path nonetheless.

Halfheartedly.

Then this video is a must watch for you.

Not only do you get to know what happened to me in the cheese section of the grocery store.

But you’ll also get to learn how you can get yourself out of that indecision zone.

Without burning your bridges.

Or turning your life upside down.

 



10 Responses to What if I make the wrong choice? (Or what I learned from buying cheese.)

  1. Mindy Crary says:

    I love your cheese analogy! Small bites is the key :o ) I admit that often I don’t even get to the decision part of things–and don’t even realize I have a decision to make because I am lost in analysis. Thank goodness I have people to snap me out of it.

    • An says:

      Hey Mindy, experiment with combining the doing (taking a small bite) and the exploring (analyzing how that bite is tasting, what you like about it and what not). When you’re taking a small bite, you’ll get lots of hands-on concrete information that just thinking things through will not give you. And that will help you to make a decision on what your next bite will look like.

  2. Sarah says:

    My favorite part: “It’s not that big of a deal.”

    Nothing is really that big of a deal.

    I love your haircut. Because….. it’s basically my haircut. :)

  3. michele says:

    WEll, a few posts ago, I talked about how I would love to write but do not. Then you asked me to think about my reasons and really face them. I have been writing ever since and it feels good! I started with a “small bite” and I really like it!
    I am also in an “indecision zone” with my career and have been feeling a “fight or flight response.” I will think about how to take a “small bite” with that decision–thank you for giving me “food for thought”!!

  4. Debra Smouse says:

    Sometimes we discover that what, on the surface, was a wrong decision, was actually the most delicious one ;-)

  5. I do this all the time. In fact, just yesterday I was paralyzed by indecision picking something up for a party. There were too many options! I ended up not buying anything for fear of making the wrong decision. It was faintly ridiculous (just like the cheese), but it really does bring home an essential truth.

    • An says:

      Yes, isn’t that so fascinating? We wanna find that one perfect thing, only to end up buying nothing. And the thing is when we buy nothing, we’ll never experience that thing, what it looks like, tastes like, feels like, … Whereas buying or doing something will help us experience exactly that and help us so much better to figure out what works for us and what doesn’t.

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