The Problems of Decision Making

ONE OF THE biggest fears that keeps us from moving ahead with our lives is our difficulty in making decisions.

Sometimes I feel like the Dog between two pieces of bone—unable to decide which one I want, and, in the meantime, starving to death.
The problem, of course, is that by not choosing, we are choosing—to starve. decison makingWe are choosing to deprive ourselves of what makes life a delicious feast.
The problem is that we have been taught “Be careful! You might make the wrong decision!” A wrong decision! Just the sound of that can bring terror to our hearts. We are afraid that the wrong decision will deprive us of something—money, friends, status or whatever the right decision is supposed to bring us.
It is our panic over making mistakes. For some reason we feel we should be perfect, and forget that we learn through our mistakes. Our need to be perfect and our need to control the outcome of our actions work together to keep us worried when we think about making a change or attempting a new challenge.
If the above describes you, then you are not alone who is worrying needlessly.
One way to overcome this is to change the way you look at decisions. There really is nothing to lose, only something to gain, whatever the choices you make or actions you take in life. All you have to do to change your world is change the way you think about it.
At least you won’t starve to death!

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