You find yourself avoiding making choices, because you are afraid to make the “wrong” choice – you could find yourself STUCK, with no freedom to escape the consequences of that choice.
Naturally, you want to avoid this at all costs, so you decide to not make the choice.
However, doing this leaves you feeling STUCK in a different way – maybe even a worse way – in LIMBO!
Clearly, to avoid feeling STUCK in LIMBO, the only option is to make the choice.
But that brings us full circle: What if it’s the “wrong” choice? Then you’d be STUCK in that choice with no freedom to escape the consequences of that choice.
Quite the conundrum, it would seem.
But as always, there is a way. In fact, the only way to break out of this Catch-22 is to decide that making any choice – right or wrong – is infinitely better than not making the choice!
The key to success here is the following realization: Discovering that you’ve made the wrong choice does not “trap” you in that choice. What will trap you in it is only your willingness to live with it rather than make the effort – or take the risk – of changing your path or circumstances at that point in time.
So, rather than living in fear of making a bad or wrong choice, I’d recommend you focus instead on cultivating a willingness to adapt or change, when necessary. Once you have confidence in your capability, you’ll no longer need to fear getting STUCK in any bad or wrong choice.
“Pliability is a living hand, fixedness is a dead hand.” – Musashi