Too much deciding, too little DOING.

Hi, I'm Deidre. In my posts, I talk about my voyage down the road of self-employment as a web copywriter, my achievements and roadblocks along the way, and what I’m learning as I go (with Marketing Mentor as my guide).

In my life, decisions like “the red scarf?” or “the blue scarf?” can become whopping time-wasters and anxiety-inducers, especially when I’m busy. My head gets frazzled, my decision making abilities become mushier than usual, and I get stuck. Hung up. On nonsense. Just pick a freaking scarf, Deidre, and get out the door!

Especially now, with the frantic holiday season upon us, I’m noticing this character wobble more. I’m racing to meet my deadlines and urgently trying to exceed my yearly goal while attending all the holiday festivities and making sure people have nice Christmas presents.

It’s not really that much—but when each decision takes an eternity and drains my energy—it feels like A LOT. Decision-making depletes me.

If I could do one thing in 2013—it would be this:

Hire a magical elf to make all of my decisions for me.

Not to have to think about every possible outcome.
Or mull each decision over while pacing.
Or create an elaborate plan.

What? Magical, decision-making elves don’t exist?

At least Ilise’s Marketing Plan + eCalendar does. It gives you ONE SIMPLE THING to do every day to get the work you want. Ilise decided the best marketing tasks. The decision has been made! What a relief. 

Now if only Ilise could select thoughtful Christmas presents for my entire family…

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One thought on “Too much deciding, too little DOING.

  1. I read somewhere that the vast variety of purchasing choices that are presented to us in the U.S. create too much shilly-shallying indecision.
    They recommended that for simple purchases such as a toothbrush, we should pick the toothbrush in front rather than examining all of them to try to choose just the right color.
    However, I still debate toothbrush colors. And even worse, I am more self-conscious about this great debate since I should pick the one in front but don’t.

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