Today let’s talk about indecision.
Do you ever find it tough to make a decision?
I learned in business school that not to decide is to decide. Indecision is a form of decision-making, but it sure wasn’t getting me anywhere. I discovered that growing up in an alcoholic family, if I didn’t make a decision, I didn’t take a risk, and was less exposed to bad things happening. I’ve had to learn to confront the fear of making a decision, taking a stand, and realizing that it doesn’t always lead to painful or negative outcomes. I had to start slowly, and build confidence in my decision making ability. I also had to accept that not everyone would like my course of action, and let that be OK. As I have built trust in the process of taking action, it has been very freeing.
Have you ever struggled with making decisions?
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Dan L. Hays offers encouragement for adult children of alcoholics.
The podcasts of these episodes can be found at: Minute to Freedom
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