Just Choose One..Any One!


I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately and apologize for not visiting blogs and commenting. You see, I've been having a lot of choices thrown at me and I just couldn't make a decision. Have you ever had that happen where there are choices to be made, you aren't sure which one is the right one and you end up not making any choices? For me, the fear began to take over and I was crippled...felt this overwhelming anxiety that I would miss the latest and greatest that would help me. I felt just like the ostrich that stuck it's head in the sand...even though they don't do that but it sure felt that way!

Then I read a saying on a blog from the Abraham Hicks method. There is no such thing as a wrong choice. They say that if you make a wrong choice, your inner self will help you to correct it by making a new choice. The catch is not to stay in limbo making no choice at all. I can tell you...it's very unsettling. So I made a choice for that moment, took my head out of the sand and started to move forward. Today, I don't feel bogged down and uneasy. I still have lots of choices. We will always be presented with choices every day...they keep coming and coming, never ceasing. Is there a latest and greatest or a best one? None of them are fatal...our inner self will balance them out. I just have to choose. Are you getting "stuck" not making choices?

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Kathy B! said…
Not stuck per se... My deadlines seem to be so tight that getting stuck forces a default choice which is a decision in and of itself. But I do agonize over whether I have chosen well!

Good for you for pulling your head out of the sand and moving forward!
What a great suggestion. So true. Thanks for sharing that Alicia. It puts to rest the idea that we have to make "the right" choice. Make the choice and know we are inherently "self-correcting" organisms that learn and adapt to the new learnings.

Okay - so I could not seem to choose where to start in all the tasks that lay before me today - but now you have nudged me to just start anywhere - and see where it leads!
Divine Mrs D said…
I'm trying not to!! We haven't had too many decisions to make lately...I hope that all the decisions you made will make you happy in the end, or happier.
I know exactly how you feel. It is paralyzing sometimes, the fear of making a decision. I have had this problem come up a couple of times lately and I am finding that NO choice is the worst choice.

I wish you the best in the choice you make!
SoDear2MyHeart said…
I understand where you are...or were...there are so many choices to make, but only one at a time. I generally sort them out by thinking, "What is the best, "right" thing that I can do right now? What will have the most impact in the end? How can I continue to do my best work, when I have all of these other things pulling at me?"

I also remember an old axiom my DH uses in his computer consulting business... Clients are told..."You can get it FAST, GOOD or CHEAP...but you only get to choose two." It goes miles to show everyone that quality doesn't come quickly or without a price...that speed doesn't necessarily mean it will be good. I find it a good way to look at things I do, when I'm trying to rush to turn out a quality product...

Thanks for an Introspective Tuesday...

Hugs!
Terri
i know just what you mean. the fear of making the wrong choice can be so debilitating. unfortunately i do end up sticking my head in the sand sometimes. good for you for yanking yours out! and all the best with the decision you've decided on :)
What a great post. I wonder everyday If I make the right choices so far so good. Have a reat day..Kathi
Sarah said…
Ackkkkk.. I have soooo many things to get done decide - will this piece sell - should I paint this one first..paperwork, online listing, blogging....I get so overwhelmed that I end up just sitting here frozen. Makes me crazy. Yes feel like this too!!! Hugs - here is to being unfrozen and getting stuff decided!!!
Hugs, Sarah
Thanks for sharing! I can definately identify with what you are describing. Especially the "overwhelming-ment". Ha-no such word! You are not alone, and sometimes it's a HUGE challenge.
Snap said…
I remember someone telling me that not making a decision was making a decision. How's that for running in a circle?!!!
Nancy said…
Yes! I have a hard time with choices sometimes.
Sometimes I feel like I should write down my choices, place them in a bowl, & pull them out, one by one. Just let the fates decide until the remaining slips of paper are irrelevant.

Here's to getting unstuck!
~Julia
Barbara said…
I love that. It's kind of like driving on the LA freeway. And you see your exit coming and there are a hundred cars between you and a lane change. And you know you won't make it. But if you miss your exit you'll be lost. And you see people careen over lanes trying to make that change even when it's unwise out of fear, sometimes causing accidents. But somehow, driving in LA, I've learned I can always backtrack. Find my way back to the road I need. So I don't panic anymore at the thought of missing my exit. I know I can make another choice and I'll survive. I've never thought of life choices that way before, but I really appreciate your putting it the way you did. Thank you for that little knock on my hard head! :p)
Hello Lindello said…
No need to apologize! Thats just life. I hope whatever is coming your way it works out. I know it will. It always does in the end!
TheChicGeek said…
Hi Alicia :) It's so interesting that you have written this...it is just what I needed to hear today. I love the statement, "There is no such thing as a wrong choice. They say that if you make a wrong choice, your inner self will help you to correct it by making a new choice. The catch is not to stay in limbo making no choice at all." I want to save that and remember it always! I have been struggling with making some changes myself and sitting in limbo where it was not the best place for me to be. It is hard to take that step out from something that is comfortable to you but you know a change is necessary. I believe we usually end up saying later, "Why did I wait so long? What was I thinking!"
Change is good and should not be feared, like Hicks says, our inner self will correct it.
The only wrong choice is no choice at all...so true.
Thank you for this! I needed this today. Syncronicity in Blogland...it is an amazing thing! I love it!
xox
drollgirl said…
oh dear. i have some tough choices to make that are really big, and really hard for me. and i keep putting them off. oh dear. perhaps that is not the best choice after all. :(
Frippery said…
I am the queen of indecision. I know exactly what you mean, too many what ifs. Glad you were able to work through it. Hope all the choices you had to make were for good things!
Delwyn said…
Hi Alicia

yes that's the way...it can't be wrong if it takes you somewhere even if that somewhere, you learn, is not to your liking because then you make another choice and that original one goes down in your book of things learned or tested and found not to be in harmony with what you want... Its like successive approximation - as long as you are moving in the general direction of your goals and dreams you are making progress...

there is nothing worse than being stagnant...

Happy days
Yes I hate making decisions sometimes.....then am so glad that I just did it, so much is go with your "gut",as it is usually right.

I want to know how you got to be so wise.. as this is wisdom!!
Renee said…
Yes it is the limbo that is a killer.

Love Renee xoxo
AuroraRose said…
my mum always told me to listen to myself, even if it takes a while for the feeling to come through, your gut instinct is always right...

good luck!
Yes, I am getting "stuck" not making choices! Great post, just the inspiration I need. Thank you Alicia ;) !
i think you know where i am about choices! i usually make choices that will cost me big time in the end...but its fun while it lasts!:) hope your day is better...i love you

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