“I have so many things I could do that I don’t know what I should do!”
Students and professionals say things like that all the time. I understand why.
In a famous research study, more people stopped to taste jams at a table with 24 flavors, but more people actually made a purchase at a table with 6 flavors.
Having too many choices exhausts your brain, stifles creativity, and kills motivation because you end up feeling overwhelmed and develop a fear of making the wrong choice.
When it comes to dreams, goals, and aspirations, most people aren’t suffering from a lack of choices, they’re suffering from lack of ability to make a choice.
Successful people do their research, make a choice, and adjust based on the consequences. They refuse to be paralyzed by choice.
How determined are you to avoid being paralyzed
by the fear of making the wrong choice?
1. Imagine that five companies offer you the same salary for a job. How would you make your choice? What worries you about making the wrong choice? How do you deal with your worries?
2. Think about a time when you had to make a choice, but you chose wrong. How did you feel about that? What did you learn? Did that whole experience make you nervous about making the wrong choice again? Why or why not?
3. If you had a friend who was having difficulty making a choice, what advice would you give him or her? Why do you think your advice would be helpful?
4. What are 3-5 action steps you can take to get back on track if you ever make the wrong choice?
5. What are 3-5 action steps you can take to make a choice when you have a tough decision to deal with?
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