Were you aware that having too many options can lead to an unhappy and unfulfilling life? Pondering on too many choices as it relates to living your passion and pursuing your dreams can lead you to avoid making decisions altogether. And here is why.
When you are faced with many choices, your mind’s natural reaction is to go into problem-solving mode. So as the number of options increases, you tend to overanalyze, which causes you to get stuck in an indecision loop, which leads to mental fatigue and demotivation.
What are the solutions?
Put limits on your options. Having less options forces you to direct your time, effort, and mental resources on the task or idea that is both urgent and important.
Place a value on your time. In other words, commit to the activity that will yield the most favorable outcomes and sustainable results with the least opportunity cost.
Avoid the “perfect” option. This means becoming comfortable with the idea of perfecting the good—preferably, the option that is tied to your passion.
If you are interested in learning more about this topic, be sure to take a listen to the following podcast episode.