Default Decisions

Making decisions is never certain. Even the ones we have a conviction on can still leave us with doubt and uncertainty and end up in flames. ‘Is this a good idea?’ ‘Should I really do this?’ ‘But what if I fail?’ There’s very little certainty in creativity (and life).

But there is one thing about decisions I’m certain about:

The default option is rarely a great idea.

Defaulting is deciding not to decide. It’s meeting a fork in the road and deciding to do nothing.

Sometimes, deciding to do nothing can work out in our favor. Being Switzerland (neutral) and not taking a side in other people’s conflicts has its benefits.

However, when it comes to decisions that will personally affect our lives, staying inactive is not a great idea.

Doing nothing is also a decision.

Doing nothing leaves the results to chance or worse — other people’s desire for what our life should be, without considering what we personally want our life to be.

There’s little upside to non-decision’s in life. The cost of inaction far outweighs the cost of action and potential failure.

Decide and commit. If new information highlights a better path, take it. Otherwise, when you make a decision, see it through.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1641

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