One of the great plagues of my generation is indecision.
So many young people are trapped in their inability to just say yes or no.
Over and over again I’m frustrated by my peers, as well as those younger than I, who can’t (or won’t?) commit.
I understand that decision-making is easier for some than others. (Yes, I am decisive by nature. Not everyone is – I get that.) But that’s not what I’m talking about.
I’m talking about this epidemic of young people being afraid to step out and choose something.
Oh, we love to take a stance on “issues” and fight for “causes”, but that’s much easier when it’s not too personal.
Often, I think our indecision is because of a fear of missing out on something better.
We’re so bombarded with information all the time, that we subconsciously get the message that surely the “next big thing” is right around the corner.
We just have to somehow get ourselves in the right place at the right time.
I see this over and over with events – parties, celebrations, etc. People don’t RSVP – they leave it open-ended, thinking they will come if there’s nothing better to do, or if they feel like it.
And you know what? That just makes me cranky.
For one, it’s rude.
But beyond that, it robbing people of peace.
When you waffle in indecision (not just about inconsequential things like RSVPing for a party – but big things like vocation and relationships and geography), you leave yourself open and exposed to being tossed around by circumstances.
Or–perhaps worse–stagnating right where you’re at.
You run the risk of missing out on a lot of life while waiting for something that doesn’t yet exist. (And might never exist.)
And you know what? Sometimes the best option is right in front of your face.
Q for you: How has indecision affected your life?
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