The Decision Of No Decision
Updated: Jan 3
Indecision is in actual fact a decision in and of itself, even though you may not recognise it as such.
It’s your decision essentially to do nothing – to let things play out on their own.
It’s taking a back seat and waiting to see how the chips may fall.
It’s the thing you do, when you don’t really want, or feel the need to, assume any responsibility.
It can be considered a patient approach, but it’s also an approach that relinquishes some sense of control, allowing for some uncertainty and ambiguity.
This can be the source of some anxiety and frustration.
The key here is your intention.
Are you intentionally refraining from making a decision, or are you so hung up on trying to make the right one, that you make no decision at all?
Are you guiding this process, or is fear guiding it for you?
Are you being hesitant when you know you need to be decisive?
Because hesitation is a primary cause for stagnation, it's that cog in the wheel that brings your life to a stand still.
And procrastination, well, that’s usually a sign that you’re avoiding something.
What a decision does, if nothing else, is give you a clear sense of what you should be doing.
It allows for that sense of resolution you need to be able to move forward.
That all important next step that will help you break the cycle.
Sure, the ‘wait and see’ approach to life may have some merits, sometimes.
But by choosing to ‘wait and see’ you essentially relinquish your right to be bitter or resentful when others make decisions for you.
Because even though you didn’t make the decision yourself, you decided not to decide - by essentially doing nothing at all.