There are so many choices out there! Have you ever walked down the cereal aisle at the grocery store and been overwhelmed by the sheer variety of cereal? There must be over forty choices – and that is just cereal! Life is full of choices: where to go to school, what career path to take, which sports to play, how to eat the healthiest, who to listen to for advice. In a country with so many choices, so much opportunity, making a decision can almost become crippling sometimes. I have heard people call this paralysis by analysis.
Luckily, we all have that little voice inside that guides us in the right direction. It is our conscience or intuition. When collecting more and more information is just adding to our confusion rather than helping us make a choice, GO WITH YOUR GUT. Do what is right for you. It is wonderful to listen to those who have experienced more than ourselves, but at the same time we should realize that what is right for them may not be right for us.
When Michael Cerpok was formalizing the sport we now know as SABAKIBALL, all the experts (lawyers and advisers) told him it is nearly impossible to patent a sport these days. Everything that could be done is done. Despite their advice, Michael pursued patenting his unique idea. He was sure there was nothing else like SABAKIBALL out there. AND HE WAS RIGHT! He accomplished the nearly impossible regardless of what the experts said. He went with his gut.
There is a philosophical concept that your first choice, your initial inclination, will end up being your final decision. I have experienced this myself. As a planner and analyzer, I tend to gather information and weigh all the options before deciding how to move forward. So many times I end up going with my first decision even after taking time to analyze and evaluate all the information. I call this going there and back again. It is a process I find works for me, but it is not always necessary because ultimately my intuition is usually right.
So, move boldly forward with your own decisions, your own choices, without regret. Do this by listening to your little voice inside... GO WITH YOUR GUT.