Life is daily decision making. Some are easy, like where where to eat lunch, or deciding on what book to read.
Some decision are huge, what career should you follow? Where should you live? Should I get married?
I suppose we all have our own methods of making a decision and hopefully take the time to use the resources we have to make an informed decision such as consulting friends, or family who know us, using the internet or library resources to learn more to help us understand our options and result of our decisions whether yay or nay.
But some people never make a decision if they can help it. They sit on the fence metaphorically and never make a firm commitment.
I belong to Toastmasters and as a result of years of belonging I have seen the widespread positive effects to has for people who get involved, and grow by their commitment. I see others pass it by, admitting it looks good but never visiting as a guest but simultaneously acknowledging the value it could have to them. The problem is usually, inability to make a decision.
Others I have met, I have invited them and they visit right away, and join giving themselves a night out doing something educational, fun, and beneficial in a myriad of ways. The difference is the ability to commit and the ability to grab opportunity.
Of course, you shouldn’t take advantage of every opportunity you have just as you can’t turn down every lane you see when you are driving because you would never get anywhere.
But when you turn down an opportunity, you should consider the result. If you are just not interested, fine. If you are interested but can’t commit, then maybe you need to nudge yourself and get out of a rut. Choose what is best for you, but when choices come your way that have great potential, with no downsides, those are the ones you shouldn’t hesitate on.
Fence sitting develops numbness and causes inertia, both hindrances to personal growth and new doors, new friends, and more opportunities.
Are you fence sitting? Are you missing an opportunity that you are invited to participate in ? Have you checked into it and you like it? Have you used your resources to learn more so you are informed and knowledgeable?
Get off that fence, one side or the other – life is too short to miss out on.
Take the small risks and you”ll be happy you didn’t perch forever.