Only a little bit of a “complainy” post!
Do you always seem to make the wrong decision? I know I do. In fact, I am quite the laughing stock amongst my friends and family. My abhorrent inability to make the right choice has made for some interesting circumstances.
Every time I have to make a decision, it’s about as stressful as those final few seconds contestants had to decide whether or not to get their teammate out in the crystal maze!
In the past, I’ve even gone as far as to consciously select the opposite of the thing I feel I should. It still turns out to be the wrong choice! You just can’t trick life. Maybe though, that means neither of the options was right. You just never know.
Did you know you make around 35,000 conscious decisions a day?! From whether to have coffee or tea to which pair of socks you’re putting on.
So in reality when you put it like that, simple maths tells me I can’t ALWAYS make the wrong choice. More likely I’m just terrible at making big decisions. I used to get so hung up on how wrong I was at it that I’d get myself mad at myself!
I have accepted my fate and am at peace with the curse of poor decision making.
I’ll tell you why! Most of us, at some point, make decisions that defy clear logic and leave other people scratching their heads.
Take my purchase of a wicker sofa, for instance; I own two cats. Therefore the sofa to them is one giant scratching post. Four weeks on and the arms are thoroughly shredded. Should I have known this? Probably, but my inability to listen to my brain and impulsivity weighed in.
Another example, In 2016 I decided it was a good idea to buy a car from a shady backstreet garage. Something should have told me things were a bit “off” as the salesman, who was a funny shade of burnt orange, kept rattling on about his holiday home in Spain.
Less than one week later when the car encountered it’s first of MANY breakdowns, I returned to the garage to find nothing but a locked gate tumbleweeds floating across the forecourt!
Way to go me!!
I wholeheartedly believe you should learn to embrace your irrational and impulsive self. However, in the future, I’m going to try to pay closer attention to my gut instincts, especially when it comes to losing big, like this.
These self-inflicted catastrophes will continue to occur, but I’m not going to let it get me down. I fully accept I am my own responsibility and the results of my disastrous decision making are entirely on me.
My point is – Life is too short for all that worry about whether or not you’re making the right decision. In most cases, there just isn’t a right or wrong answer.
Therefore I’m am going to continue to enjoy life, chuck in an element of spontaneity every now and again, collect the beautiful moments and lighten up a little.