In most scenarios, we have a variety of choices that can be made.
We can choose to...
- take the path of least or most resistance.
- reinforce or redefine our patterns.
- practice compassion and empathy or criticism and judgment.
- accept things as they are or reject them because they're not the way we'd like them.
- constantly try to change our behaviors or seek to understand them.
And the list, of course, goes to infinity, and the endless options make coming to a decision difficult for many.
The inability to decide reveals a scarce mentality, an inherent fear of being defined by the decision made--a purely egoic problem, to which there are no solutions.
Therefore, abundance lies in the ability to make a decision, and which one you make is far less important than making one.
What if it's the wrong decision?
I'm not sure you can make a wrong decision, I would more so say it's only wrong not to make one, but even if you could, isn't that what prompts learning, growth, and evolution?
We only know not to stick our hand in fire because...
The real fear in making a bad decision, to be honest, is that we're afraid someone else will validate what we already believe about ourselves.
One way, and possibly the only way to outgrow this challenge, is to know WHO you are apart from the decisions you make.
Once you stop defining yourself by the decisions you make, you'll find yourself making decisions.
"Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions." Mark Twain
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* Decision-making is a necessary skill for transformation to occur. We must decide to let go of what no longer serves us (faulty approaches) and dare to engage with the unknown, for that's where peaceful, loving joy exists. It doesn't have to be hard and you don't have to go it alone. We'd love to have you join us! "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." Helen Keller