an indecisive limbo
Some decisions in life are easy, like whether or not to brush your teeth in the morning or if you want to drive to work or take the bus. But we often find ourselves in situations where we can’t put one option over another. We almost feel stuck in this stressful limbo in which we must pick the “right” choice. These inner conflicts are constantly occurring within your head. Your brain processes all the information you receive, and categorizes it in a way where it can be easily accessed subconsciously. You may not directly be thinking about what to eat for dinner tomorrow but it has already crossed your mind without you knowing. But I’m talking about a bigger picture here.
Everyone has thought about whether or not they want to continue their current job, end a relationship, change majors, etc. You could spend days listing the pros and cons on every big decision in your life and never reach a clean-cut answer. For example, I was stuck for months trying to decide on which college to attend. I could stay close to home and receive a great education, go far away on an incredible scholarship with almost no school fees to pay, or even play football on a collegiate playing field. Originally, the financial standpoint was the most important factor. How could I get a college education for the least amount of money? Luckily, I abandoned that state of mind and focused on one thing alone: Which choice would make me the happiest?
You will feel stuck at many points in your life. You will have a thousand different influences on your decisions and you won’t even know it. You will never please everyone, but you can do what will make you the happiest. That’s the one thing you will always have control over. Also, do not be afraid to make a decision that you don’t believe is entirely the right one. A wrong choice is better than making no choice at all. Have the courage to move forward; someone who is unable to pick will never get anywhere at all.
“If you have a chance to be happy, you have to fight for it, so later you have no regrets.” – Ilona Andrews
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.“- Gautama Buddha