“Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.” – George Canning, Born Apr. 11, 1770.
Do you have these problems?
Thinking too much?
Inability to just get started on your grand plans and possibilities?
It all boils down to what old George is saying. Indecision, and delay. If you can't decide WHAT to do, it can be impossible to EVER start.
Let's fix that, OK? It's easy.
1. How to stop unnecessarily delaying things: just do it now.
Inconvenience yourself if you need to. Give that thing you've procrastinated on a whole day's free time. No TV or internet or reading or jerking off or working out or whatever.
Make it happen.
2. How to stop being indecisive: go all Two-face and flip a coin if you need to.
Whittle it down to as small a list of equal options as you can, then pick one at random. And if it doesn't work out, it's way easier to adjust something than it is to adjust nothing.
That's not to say that if you become better at taking decisive action you will actually become successful automatically.
It's more that indecision and procrastination will NEVER result in success. It's just not possible.
So those traits are not for us, we mutants.
We decide quickly, and we act on it now.
Stagnation and indecisiveness are a “consumer” modes of being. You don't think or behave that way anymore. You're a producer. A doer.
For you, delay and indecision become triggers you can use to sell OTHER people all manner of aids in their quest to not ever have to do anything but be comfortable and entertained.
So get to it. It's us vs. them out there.
<!—- lagniappe For those who feel a little more engulfed and entangled by difficult decisions and wand to get unfrozen and kill the analysis paralysis, try this. So, when you have a decision to make and have several options to choose from, it can be hard to prioritize them. That’s why first, we write down all our options, and don’t forget to include “revisit later and do something else instead” if that’s possible. Now for each option, create two sub-lists. Pro and Con. Consider time, effort, cost, speed of results, value potential, consequences of failure, etc. This should help you prioritize between certain options. Ones with way more negative than positive should be removed from consideration. Now, you may end up with a small sub-list which you can’t choose between - a list with no clear winner. When you get there, the next move is to think of which outcome is the one that will bring the maximum long term value. Can it be re-used, can it be built on, can it be expanded, added to, etc? Finally, it comes down to gambling. Flip a coin. Roll a die. Take a poll of 99 people and take the one they pick. Take the one they don’t pick. Up to you - but I find when it comes down to the gamble - when the coin is spinning in the air - when the die is tumbling across the table... you will know instantly and with clarity which option you DON’T want. Promise. —->