Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Analysis Paralysis

Mr. Rogue and I have come to a crossroads. One decision will take us left and the other will take us right.

Decisions as you get older get much harder. By this age I know how to analyze a situation and see the positive and negatives of both. When I was younger I would just choose a path and know that if I wasn’t happy I could just chalk it up to experience. I had time to go back and take the other path, I just jumped into things sometimes with just intuition to take the lead.

As I get older ‘analysis paralysis’ (coined by Ms. Pool Shark) sets in. You analyze going left, you analyze going right and then you are left with two pro and con lists (the analyzing part). Sometimes the decision is obvious, the pro list far outweighs the con list; it is the times like now, with this decision, where the pros and cons are almost equal in both lists... what to do when there isn’t a ‘right’ answer. I am left to sit and worry about what decision to make, so I study some more, I try to brainstorm every outcome, I try to think about all those things I didn’t think about before and still I don’t have an answer so I don’t make a decision (that is the paralysis part).

I think I am more worried now also because things are going so well with me and my depression. I am worried about rocking the boat once I have just finally started getting my sea legs. This decision could be the best thing we ever did OR it could turn into a complete storm... and I am not sure I can weather another huge storm in my life.

So Mr. Rogue and I talk, and we research, and we analyze and I hope soon we will come to a decision that is right for us. Until then I will be biting my nails, praying and hope we get a some sign of which way to go.


paul peggy zeus said...

Sounds like you're worrying too much, thinking too much. In the end, as long as you are happy, that's all that really matters. Do like Nike says, "Just Do It". I read once making a decision, even a bad one, is better than making no decision at all. :-)

lilmansworld said...

2 brains are better than 1. glad you two at least talk about it :)

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