Thought for today:
‘It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.’
— Jim Rohn
#thoughtfortoday #decisions #progress #prevarication #psychotherapy #coaching
I am back into client work – that means coaching and therapy and sometimes both.
I have also already run my first training session since returning from a break and have two more this week.
I have to say it is good to be back – it gives me social interaction and is fulfilling.
An issue has already come up twice this week – paralysis in the face of making a decision.
A perception that the decision “must be right” and that making the “wrong” choice will “ruin my life”.
It is remarkable (as in, I am remarking on it) that two clients in the space of two days used almost exactly the same words.
Many of my clients are under the age of thirty and often experience some form of existential issue or even crisis.
Yet I think this decision paralysis affects us all one way or another.
The rational mind might say “just make a choice” but the emotional part of us protects us from “failure” by preventing action.
We freeze in the face of a threat.
Talking to other people help, provided they don’t say “just make a choice” as if it was that simple!