Recently, Claudia and I had a decision to make. It wasn’t super important, but important enough. We dragged our feet and took far too long to make our decision. We were wishy-washy and indecisive.
The good news is, we DID make a decision.
The bad news is, now we’re NOT SURE if we like it.
Have you ever experienced this? You struggle and struggle to make a decision and then you have second thoughts?
I know I have.
I want to be very careful with thoughts like this. I believe they can be nothing short of deadly!
There’s a verse in the Bible that speaks to this:
He who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord. He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
~ James 1:6-8
If that’s not bad enough, this one from Napoleon Hill sends a dagger straight to the heart:
“People who fail to succeed, without exception, have the habit of reaching decisions, if at all, very slowly, and of changing these decisions quickly and often.”
What about this one from Andy Andrews:
“Successful people make their decisions quickly and change their minds slowly. Failures make their decisions slowly and change their minds quickly.”
GULP. That’s exactly what we’re doing!
I don’t want to be a failure who is driven and tossed by the wind.
So, our plan of action is to remind ourselves of the reasons we made the decision we did and be confident with what we chose.
If waffling and indecision creep back in, we’ll remind ourselves of what our buddies James, Napoleon, and Andy have to say about making decisions.
And, if we’re still struggling, we’ll read 21 quotes on decisions that will change your life. But, I don’t think that’s going to be a problem.
Question: Have you ever made a decision and then had second thoughts? What did you do about it?