When it comes to making decisions, people typically fall into one of two buckets:
Bucket #1: Those who MAKE decisions.
Bucket #2: Those who THINK ABOUT making decisions.
The people in Bucket #1 get shit done. They don’t waste time second-guessing. They take action, even if it turns out to be the wrong action. And if it IS wrong, they shrug their shoulders, squeeze out a lesson, and try something different. In the long run, they succeed, but mostly because they’ve failed along the way.
People in Bucket #2 stay stuck. They WANT to make decisions, but they’re too afraid. They let their minds spin. What happens if I make a mistake? What will people think? What if I can’t do it? These people feel overwhelmed and believe there’s never enough time (mostly because they’re spending so much time THINKING instead of DOING).
I know, because I used to be Bucket #2 person.
About a year ago, I DECIDED I wanted to be a Bucket #1 person.
I’ve been practicing making decisions.
I’m getting good at it.
Even if I get it wrong.
The funny thing is, being indecisive used to feel like a warm, cozy, safe blanket. Now it feels like an itchy and scratchy burlap bag.
Being decisive feels warm and cozy now.
Which bucket do you want to fall in?
Bucket #1 or Bucket #2?