I was recently sent through a blog post from Keith Abraham and it discussed the greatest addiction society has today. It resonated with me incredibly.
That addiction is to AVOIDANCE.
How many times in your life have you avoided making a decision? Whether the decision is to go ‘YES’, or whether it’s to go ‘NO’, we avoid it. What about your family and friends, do they avoid making decisions? How often do you hear, ‘oh, you choose, I don’t mind’ when you ask your partner about where to stop for dinner? How often do you hear that in the workplace, at home, at sports clubs? It is definitely a common answer I believe!!
The question for me then is: Why are we undertaking avoidance?
- what if we get it wrong?
- what if something better comes along tomorrow, or next week, or next year?
- what if we don’t believe we can do it?
- what if our self-confidence levels mean we will fail?
How do we change this? Remember the blend for Focus on the Future? Inhale deeply, look through the trees and see what the future holds for you with clarity, and make the decision, take the option you were avoiding.
What do you have to lose? If we don’t try, we never know if we will succeed or fail. If we fail, it’s merely another stepping stone in the learning path of life. Learn from our lessons and we will continue to grow and succeed.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill