One of the things that the human brain loves the least is conflict. Often, indecision is more painful than even the wrong decision.
I know people that will sit on the fence for years – hemming and hawing about the pros and cons of a choice yet never making a decision. They are so terrified of being wrong that they choose nothing.
I’ve been in sales since I could properly structure a sentence. I learned early on that there is no “no decision”. There is yes, and there is no. I’m not sure… maybe… we’ll see… no – you are saying no. I won’t let someone make themselves feel good by offering a non-answer. There is yes, let’s move forward, and there is no, we won’t move forward. Not choosing is a choice.
I’m seeing this more and more in the job market. Everyone at Beyond is posting a lot about their experience. Who wouldn’t? For many of us, this opportunity is a dream wrapped in a rainbow. Obviously, we have all walked down different paths to get to where we are today and many of us, myself included, are sharing our journey.
I challenge you – and you know who you are, and there are many – if you find yourself popping in on my LinkedIn profile to see what I’m doing, to see what I’m posting, to read about what I’m doing and the journey I’m on… reach out and get in the game.
Obviously, something I’ve written has resonated with you – otherwise you wouldn’t find yourself feeling what you feel when you read what I’ve written. Sometimes we check on people who have made decisions that we are too scared to make as a way to somehow degrade their choice, to minimize the satisfaction they have to justify our indecision.
Don’t feel bad, it’s your subconscious. It’s the lizard brain trying to keep you safe.
I’ll leave you with this…
Diets don’t start next week, they start today. Opportunities don’t last. Setting and committing to achieving goals doesn’t happen on January 1st. Get off the fence and get in the game, there is no better time than now.