EP88 Mindset Monday – Working with Indecision
In today’s episode of Mindset Monday we’re talking about indecision and why it is one of those silent killers of a happy and fulfilling life.
[00:00:12] KC: Welcome to today’s episode of Mindset Monday. Keith here and today we’re talking about the dangers of indecision, the destructive nature of indecision. So a lot of times there’s things in life that we can clearly see the negative sides of it, right? Like procrastination, fear, anger. These are things that can, I guess procrastination is going to kind of go along with indecision, but like fear and anger, resentment, hatred, jealousy, like we can see these are clearly things that will prevent us from living a happy and fulfilling life.
Then there’s some that sort of hide underneath the, you know, they’re hiding a little bit. They’re ones that are not as easy to see, but they’re just as powerful, just as dangerous. And decision is one of those, and really the reason that it’s just so bad, it’s so toxic for us is because it drains so much energy. Sometimes we just have to make a decision. We either do, or we don’t. If you think about, let’s say that you were in a relationship and you’re in this relationship and you stay in it for years but all the time you’re always questioning, “Should I stay in this relationship? Is it a good relationship? Is it something that I want to move forward with? Is this the right one? Is this the right situation?”
So you can have something like that with a relationship, or maybe it’s something with work where you’re constantly, you’re constantly asking yourself, “Is this right? Is this what I’m supposed to be doing? Maybe I should be doing something else?” And then you put your toe into something else and you’re like, “Oh it’s not going to work.” Cause you’re always looking, and the grass is always greener on the other side, and that’s sort of a good quote for indecision. I want you to really think about that. Really think about your life and really think about what you’re doing in your life.
The way that I look at this is I look at indecision or I look at what I’m doing in my life and an easy way to work with indecision is A, to make sure you’re limiting the amount of things that you’re taking on in your life. And this is anything from your possessions, to your commitments, to the job that you’re doing. So the more things that we take on, the blurrier, and blurrier life can get. If we have less commitments, we can be very clear and very focused on our commitments. And then when stuff comes up, you have to just get to the point that you make a decision.
You make a decision and it’s really metaphorically, you want to make sure you leave yourself no way out. That’s something that you kind of just have to make the decision. You have to make the decision to close the door to going back, right? A few big examples of this are, when I made the decision to go into business for myself, one of the biggest reasons that people do not succeed is they make that decision, but then when things get tough they sort of waffle back and forth, “Did I do the right thing? Am I doing the right thing?” And they sit in that place forever, and it ruins their business. That one indecision piece.
Another one is like with when I made the commitment, when my wife and I made the commitment to each other to get married. It’s an all or nothing thing for me. We’ve got a divorce rate of over 50%, and I’m not saying – maybe you’ve been divorced, maybe you haven’t, and maybe we’ll get divorced? Kind of crazy to put that out there and say that with the points that I’m making here. But the deeper piece is, I am all in right now. There’s no opening the door to anything else. There’s no flirting with another woman, there’s no entertaining the thoughts of, “Well what if I left?” Things like that.
And maybe something down the road will happen and I have to change my course, but making a decision, being decisive is being 100% decisive in the moment, making that decision, following that path. I want to leave you with this one piece. Sometimes it doesn’t matter which way you go, you just have to make a decision. Because indecisiveness is going to suck the life out of you. So make a decision, either way.
Have a beautiful day, have a beautiful week, loving these Mindset Mondays, loving this podcast and just grateful that you’re here listening in. All right, peace!
[00:03:58] KC: Today’s episode is brought to you by our sister podcast, All About Beachbody Coaching. So All About Beachbody Coaching really allows us to do this podcast without having all those annoying commercials in the beginning for you. So All About Beachbody Coaching, the Beachbody business that Amy and I run, actually funds this podcast.
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[00:01:54] KC: Hey, Keith here, and today I have a free gift for you. Listen this free gift is a list of the 12 most influential books that I’ve ever read. These are the books that have helped me to create the mindset, learn the philosophies, learn the skills to really create this big, beautiful, life that we’re living now.
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