Originally uploaded by Steven L.
"Indecision is debilitating; it feeds upon itself; it is, one might almost say, habit-forming. Not only that, but it is contagious; it transmits itself to others." ~ H. A. Hopf
It's easy to shy away from decisions. It doesn't matter how large or small they may be. Ask a friend where they want to eat for lunch and they may say something like, "I don't care. You decide." With that, the onus is now back on you. Face a situation where you must decide between a promotion that requires you to relocate or miss the promotion you've always wanted by remaining where you are, and you can find yourself in the same situation: Unable to make a decision.
Indecision is actually a decision. It's the decision to make no decision.
Some Questions To Consider
- When a difficult decision is required, how often does indecisiveness actually cause the decision to go away?
- How often does it make things better?
- How often does it make things worse?
- Wouldn't you benefit from being a little more decisive?
There was a poem
About a dog
Who found two bones
He picked at one
He licked the other
He went in circles
He dropped dead
Freedom of Choice by DEVO
Yeah, I just quoted a song by DEVO. I never said all decisions were good ones.