Different career streams to choose from.
Two job offers to pick from.
Deciding whom to build a relationship with.
There are numerous such instances where we face two not so obvious choices to make. And we often find ourselves saying, “I don’t know what to do.”
Do we really not know?
I think mostly we all know what to do. But we crave to know if it’s the right decision. We spend an inordinate time analyzing, researching, planning, debating, thinking – in the hope to get to the right decision.
But we won’t ever know if it’s the right decision, until we make the decision.
And this thought paralyzes us.
When we say “I don’t know what to do,” what we usually imply is, “I don’t know if the decision I make will work out or not”?
We don’t fear making the decision.
We fear an undesirable outcome.
I was expecting to see the solution to this problem. Here is one of the solutions that I have been using successfully all the time is “toss a coin”. Just before you toss a coin, think which side you want to win without thinking too much. You get the answer even before tossing the coin. That usually turns out to be the right option chosen by intuition :)