“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” -Tony Robbins
When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we are often lost and confused about how to analyze our choices and come to a conclusion. What things should we consider? What should we base our decision on? How should we compare our possibilities and determine a conclusion? This post will provide applicable advice for those times when you need to cut through the crap and get down to business to make a big decision.
One of the most important things to remember when making big decisions is that there is no such thing as overthinking it. Decisions make you who you are and can determine your happiness and success. Because of that, we must be agonize unceasingly about the decisions that we make. There should be careful, agonizing, painstaking, excruciating examination about the options before ever making a decision. No matter how much you torture yourself while making a decision, it will never be enough. This intense, mind-slaving consideration of the options is the key to making the right decisions and a happy, successful life.
Everything you can overthink about
There are so many things to consider when making a decision. Will it make you happy? What will other people think? How will the decision impact your future? Although we cannot ever /know/ the answers to these questions without making a decision, we /can/ think about them over and over and over in our heads until a decision is a little more clear.
It is also important to never stop thinking about it when making a decision. You can think about your decision while trying to fall asleep, doing other work, socializing with your friends, or even relaxing. By never taking a break you can get a clearer picture of the options and have an easier time making the decision.
You’re probably already doing it!
Luckily for many of us, we are already doing this when making big decisions! I have talked to countless people that can’t stop thinking about decisions even if they wanted to! Most of us already are expert obsessive decision makers. We can go days, even weeks sometimes thinking and agonizing about a single decision without stopping. During that time it is hard to get anything else done and we become irritable and can’t sleep, but in the end, we have always made a decision that was given a lot of thought!
It may be painful, tiring, and headache inducing to never stop thinking about your decision, but in the end, it will be well worth it. The important part is to not stop thinking about it. Let the decision compulsively swim around in your head like a A.D.D. goldfish in a fishbowl. Do your best to ignore the stress headaches and lack of sleep, because in the end, there is no such thing as overthinking it.