One of my daughters was struggling with what to do next with her life. She was overwhelmed with limitless options. I told her: be like a cavewoman. Gather. Gather all the information you need. Don’t do anything else. Just gather everything you need to know.
Then you can decide. It’s much more manageable to take this step first. Talk to people. Look around. The pressure’s off when you don’t have to decide right away (which segues into the fact that rarely do you have to decide anything right now.)
Be like a cave dweller. Go out and gather berries and seeds. Forage around. Gather your information. That way you can set out on your journey toward your goal by taking the first small steps. One step at a time and you will walk toward the right answer. It’s out there, waiting for you.
Being the hero of my life means that all I have to do today is be like a cave dweller and gather information. As Melody Beattie writes about in her books (and you can see her inspiring words here), you can do one small thing to get closer to deciding something. And always remember: positive acts build self-esteem. Picking up the phone and making one call today is a positive act that boosts you right up and gets your mojo working.
This is Part I on making decisions.