I used to play this game with my friends.
We’d throw out two different choices, and whoever was on the receiving end had to answer FAST.
Often times it was a drinking game. If you hesitated, you had to drink.
The questions started off pretty easily.
Plain or peanut M&M’s?
Pizza or burgers?
But pretty soon they got intense. Of course, nobody really cared about the content.
The whole point was to try and come up with a TOUGH choice, so the person would hesitate when deciding.
Unfortunately, a LOT of us do that all the time.
Part of us wants to do something, and we’d really like to get a good result, but we’re also afraid of not being successful, and looking foolish.
A lot of this stems from not having clearly identified goals. Not only short term, but long term as well.
Imagine if you KNEW beyond a shadow of a doubt you wanted a peanut butter sandwich, and you had five bucks.
Enough for a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter.
You’d be in and out of the store in a couple minutes. Even walking from your car to the door, you’d imagine EXACTLY where the peanut butter was, and EXACTLY where the bread was.
Now think of the same situation, but you only have VAGUE ideas to fulfill your INSTINCT for hunger.
You’d wander around the store FOREVER!
A lot of people are afraid to choose. Because what if you choose, and get what you want, and it turns out it’s not all that?
Well, that’s what life is all about!
Make a choice, take action, and then see what happens!
So what if that peanut butter sandwich doesn’t taste as good as you’d imagined.
You get another chance to eat a meal pretty soon! Probably in a few hours!
Another thing that makes us vacillate is our emotions.
Few things are as simple as figuring out what to eat.
There are ALWAYS other people involved.
This means that interacting with others, which is ALWAYS going to be in flux, is something you’ll just need to accept.
Some people go to great lengths to avoid this. Avoid giving speeches. Avoid confrontations. Avoid selling. Avoid being the guy or gal on the spot at the meeting.
But what if all this was EASY?
What if talking to ANYBODY, no matter WHAT the situation was, was a simple as making a sandwich?
No matter what happened, (delicious or not so delicious) you’d have another chance pretty soon?
How would your life be then?