We have more available options than ever before. However, what do you do when you encounter a decision more complicated than ketchup or mustard, Dish or Cable, and Facebook or Twitter?
I’m speaking of the rare pivots like education or employment, money or passion, and marry or date.
As defining moments, no one desires to stand amid any of them. Yet, every now and again we will experience being sandwiched between two courses that lead in different directions.
In this we can either:
1. Pick Both
However, Xunzi said, “The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere.” Meaning, by picking several options we leave room for freedom but eventually cause disunion.
2. Pick Neither
Wayne Dyer said, “When we abandon making choices, you enter the vast world of excuses.” By opting to select none of the presented opportunities we escape our responsibility to choose and defend our faulty reasoning for not picking.
3. Pick One
I say you're always one decision away from each direction. Meaning, every firm decision you make will point you to a distinct path. With each route, you eliminate the remnants of those you declined to take. As the residue washes away, you give yourself permission to lean into the shift and enjoy the ride.
I’m with you. I too prefer to avoid the path that forces me to make tough decisions, but even this course requires you to decide.