Dear friends (I feel we are close enough to call each other friends),
It is time I address a major fault in my character.
There is a good chance I may be the most indecisive person on planet earth, and while I wish that were an over exaggeration … it is not. I am regularly overwhelmed by the enormity of options available to me at any given time. If it doesn’t seem like there are options available I am known to offer them up.
This means I very well may be the worst person to make plans with:
Drew- “What do you want to do tonight?”
Me-”Oh, I’m down for whatever…”
Drew-”Want to grab dinner and go to a movie?”
Me-”Sounds great! Do you want to go to A, B, C, D or Z for dinner, and we could see, This, That, or The Other Thing!”
What seemed like a simple enough idea quickly turns into a labyrinth of indecision.
Living in a city where there is so much available to do literally ALL the time has forced me to realize that I just can’t care. If I care about everything there is to do that means I will care about everything I am missing, which will give me FOMO, which will give me anxiety, which then cripples me with a fit of overwhelmed, insurmountable inability to choose.
In a recent episode of Do the Work they discussed this condition. The end result was accepting the reality that you are one person, who can’t do everything and that is ok. While this is a wonderful revelation it still doesn’t aid in my inability to pick one thing over another and it most certainly doesn’t cure my character flaw of giving a hundred options where there need only be one.
How do you deal with the massive amount options available to you? How do you let your ‘yes be yes and your no be no’?
If we are ever making plans together I apologies in advance. Until that day comes, I will live me life, one decision at a time