Make One Decision Everyday That Challenges You

Thursday, June 09, 2016

I am hands down the most indecisive person I know. I can't make decisions, not big ones, not small ones. Decisions of all sizes stress me out. I just can't do it. 

Seriously, just yesterday I told Daniel I wanted to have a little weekend getaway with him this upcoming weekend. Something fun, a little spontaneous to break up the normal work week. Because if we're being honest, if we don't make plans ahead of time then it's more than likely you'll find us in bed with takeout Friday night till Monday morning. But as soon as I suggested it, I knew the dreaded question coming next, "sure, where do you want to go?" And I was done. I mean, we could go to the desert, or the mountains, or the hotel down the street. 

Maybe we should go to Disneyland but what if it's too hot? 

Or even better we could just not do anything ever because I hate making decisions. 

Honestly, if Daniel couldn't make any decisions then we probably wouldn't have a place to live, or any furniture and we sure as hell wouldn't have Stitch. Because how do I know that I'll love something whether it be an apartment, or an animal in the all of five minutes I get to spend with them. 
It's not that I don't know what I like, in fact I'm adamant about some things. But for some reason, day to day decisions are hard for me. I also don't do well with guessing games, or surprises. If you want to see me be super awkward just ask me to guess something. It's like I revert to some person incapable of normal human behavior. 

And I'm sure you're all wondering if this post actually has any point to it...I'm still deciding. 

Anyway, sometimes I feel like I miss out on things because I would rather just not make decisions. When I can't decide what kind of food I'm in the mood for, even if I really want to go out, I'll stay home and eat leftovers instead. When someone asks me to make plans more then a week in advance, I usually can't because I'm afraid to commit to one decision. I convince myself that I'll miss out on something more important by choosing one thing over another, More realistically the situation ends up being that I don't do anything and miss out on a lot of good things. 

I think the biggest problem I've always faced is that I'm afraid to be wrong. I'm also afraid of disappointing people or making the wrong choice. It's a huge character flaw. It's something I work on everyday but I still let it impact a lot of the things that I do. 

So here's the thing. I'm tired of missing out on things. I'm tired of not saying what I want, when I want it, no matter how small. I'm challenging myself to stop using the words, "I don't know" when it comes to making a decision. And if you're anything like me, then I'm challenging you to do the same. Even if a decision scares you, try and make it. Chances are, the first thing that comes to your mind is what you actually want to do, so trust your instincts and make a decision. 

Don't miss out on anything because you're afraid, or just because you don't want to make a decision. There's so much to do, see and try that it would be a shame to miss out on it because of a little indecision. 

Make a decision today, big, small, important or insignificant and see how one choice can impact your day in the best way. 

1 comment

  1. I used to be the same exact way! Until I finally just started making decisions and like you said it sucks missing out on things. I'm to the point now where I make plans early in the week so there are no questions of what is happening on the weekends.


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