This is easily one of the most important posts (out of over 500) that I have ever written and recorded. As someone who has suffered from chronic indecision and the consequential doubt and incapacitation caused by indecision, this is one of my most personally helpful posts, but anyone will benefit from this. Even if you consider yourself freakishly decisive already, this will at the very least remind you of why it’s so insanely essential to avoid indecision at all costs; never engage indecision. Indecision is worse than producing or “finishing” with something sub par. Indecision is worse than procrastination; it is more devastating than being over-critical or undisciplined; indecision is wretched.
“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.”
- Maimonides quote (Spanish Philosopher, 1135-1204)
“Indecision is the seedling of fear.” – Napoleon Hill
Havoc Caused by Indecision (for me Personally)
- Uncertainty on which paper-based books to discard, which led to clutter.
- Uncertainty on book drafts which caused me to scrap and overlook hundreds of pages of decent or quality writing.
I can’t stand indecision! I can’t afford to be indecisive! I loathe and hate how much time I’ve wasted with indecision. Can you relate to that?
Look at What Indecision Wrecks and Destroys
Future. Indecision prevents from occurring the good future resultant things caused by making the decision
Present. Indecision clogs the present with enervating, draining, infectious havoc.
So indecision annihilates the present and blockades you from the future! Indecision is wretched. It’s “waiting”. Indecision is toxic delay and waiting.
One great solution is let’s use a previous NLP concept I invented, “PIVOT” to dissolve indecision.
Here’s a few more insights into dissolving indecision.
Move Towards Decisiveness. Thing about all the uplifting awesome future privileges and abilities that are on pause by not having made that decision.
Move Away from Indecision. Indecision puts on pause your future. How much longer do you want to feel stuck, wallowing in the quicksand of indecision?
Transcend Decision. There’s no decisions; just actions. Make calculated actions and get out of the “pros” and “cons” of decision-making loops. Recognize that you eventually take an action to get out of a decision, so just make calculated actions.
Deliberate Imperfection. Be imperfect! Make imperfect decisions! Perfection is a curse and striving for it is almost always inextricably related to indecision! So being imperfect deliberately, will accelerate you to experience actions and decision, then if you want, later you can improve quality but improving quality is not gut-wrenchingly incapacitating like indecision.
Cut and Slice Away. In many of the books I’ve written I mention decision. In one book I dissect that “decide” is literally (directly) from Latin “decidere” which literally (exactly) means “to cut off”. So don’t look at decisions as this absurdly idiotic, preposterous and useless stream of “evaluating” or “looking at options”, or “looking at what’s best?!”, or ruminating on pros and cons. No, No, No. Bloody friction’ hell, no! Decision is slicing. You have an outrageously sharp blade. Millions of times sharper than a japanese katana (some of the sharpest blades in the world). You use that to cut, to slice things away. There are no more decisions. There are no more evaluations of options. You no longer examine what’s best. You cut, slice, and “cut away”. You achieve. You experience the future and the present is uplifting.