Most people close to me know I have a tough time deciding things. This is because I try to weigh in every factor. This is a terrible thing when you have to make fast decisions, want to be strategic, and want to understand the situation and all relevant factors. And, if you think you are good at it, take economics and try modeling a simple choice (mathematically). You must include probabilities, the fluctuation of emotions, the probability and weight of the most improbable but slightly likely situation, etcetera. It’s no cakewalk for ANY and every situation.
The Choice of What to Do
*Right now, I’m going to attempt to decipher what to do again. I’ve done this many times over…
Economics tells us to choose what has the lowest opportunity cost? (see http://www.intuitivewu.com/2010/08/opportunity-cost/… I forget). Intuitively, it’s easy. Do you get more satisfaction of eating a piece of chocolate cake or an apple? All in all, you pick the item with the highest value to you. So, my choices include lots of stuff… because I believe we can achieve anything we put our mind towards, no matter our current situation! Principle#2: We can learn to love/be passionate about ANYTHING… it’s simply a matter of choice. Both of these principles are contentious (probably principle#2 is more contentious nowadays, but it’s true…just make the choice ;-P).
Without arguing, just assuming the aforementioned principles to be true , the choices are now endless. We can do anything, and be passionate about anything. I want to be strategic based upon my principles/goals/life’s current situations. So, I value my family and health above money. But, I want and need to have the basics. Therefore, I have to breakdown my health into its subparts. I’ve done this; I know what I want and how to get there. Now, it’s a matter of focus. I’ve talked with a few people about it… they know… it’s an elusive, imaginative, and dreamy thing… but it’s quite possible. Thus, it will be done.
Sometimes indecision is good — there’s no commitment. However, we should never mix commitment with the notion that we cannot leave that commitment. We can always change; we can always switch. Lesson 454: go hard/commit to all!