The ease of commitment
Have you ever been stuck when trying to make a decision? Staring at the menu and deliberating between the penne Alfredo chicken or the mushroom lamb burger because both choices seem amazing? Wondering whether to pick between the latest action movie or a romantic chick flick? Deciding which firm to go to? Which vacation spot is better - Barcelona or Australia?
We've all been there. Making decisions is never easy. Or is it?
One thing a friend reminded me of recently was the concept that commitment actually makes life a lot easier and less painful. I once heard that 'you never make a right decision. You make a decision then you make it right.' It is SO true!
My friend explained the ease of commitment to me. The minute you make a decision, all other options are now irrelevant and you don't have to worry about them. When you make a decision, all of a sudden, your brain switches frames from wasting energy deciding what to do and instead focuses on how to do it.
You become focused on how to get to the result of that decision and begin to solve problems critically. You look at obstacles and potential setbacks the one option you've chosen and become goal oriented instead.
Worry comes from uncertainty about the future. By deciding on an action or a path, you take a majority of the worry away. What is left remaining is what specific actions you need to take to get there, so worry becomes productive!
Aah, the ease of commitment, who would've thought. Stop wasting your time deliberating in circles and get moving!
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