I don’t like making decisions, especially about stuff I don’t have strong feelings about.
I find it easier to defer to others when I’m not sure what to do. Because guess what: It IS easier to leave decisions to other people. It’s like letting someone else clean your kitchen. How easy is that?
Making decisions all the time is a chore and a half … but it’s one that pays off in the long run.
Think of it like exercising your muscles. Sure, it’s easier to let someone else do everything for you so you never break a sweat. Or even get out of your chair.
But over time, your muscles atrophy and you’re no longer fit enough to do anything.
If you suddenly decide you want to do something for yourself one day, you may find you CAN’T get out of the chair. You can’t do it because lack of exercise destroyed your fitness.
I recently wrote a post about why it’s important to make small, inconsequential decisions every day, and included some thoughts on how to do that if it’s hard for you.
As always, please let me know what you think.
Here’s the post: Difficulty Making Decisions? | Psychology Today