“I have this big decision coming up about ________________ . I cannot really decide because both options have plusses and minuses. I want to make sure I make the “right decision”. The problem is I am becoming so anxious, I do not want to make any decision.”
We live in an age of anxiety that is characterized by many being frozen by bouts of indecisiveness. We analyze our college choice, our job prospects, our potential spouse and where to go on vacation. We analyze, then we analyze a little more and then just to be sure, we do one final sweep of analysis. In the end, we drive ourselves nuts or worse procrastinate our way to a dead-end choice.
Here’s some advice: Just decide. In life, 99% of decisions will not ruin your life. Often there is not one right choice, there are several that are great. Ask yourself honestly, “What’s the worst thing that could happen from this decision?” Usually the answer is not that bad. So, gather the information you need, then be decisive and slow to change your mind. Your blood pressure and anxiety level will thank you.