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You Don't Know What to Do. Who Does?


I'm uncomfortable. I'm confused. I'm tired, stressed, dispirited - heck, I might even be a tad bit insane right now.

There's been a lot of change recently, a lot of moving parts. Along with it, there's been this feeling of being unsettled. Is it part of the transition, like it would be for anyone else at any time?

Does it mean something else is on the horizon; do I need to be on the lookout for a time to move, literally or metaphorically? I don't know.

Call me young, call me dumb if you want to. You wouldn't be wrong, I certainly don't have "things" figured out. I share what thoughts I have on the Topic of the Day, but I could always miss a bigger (more accurate) picture.

I'm trying to figure things out. It's constant querying through how, what, when, why, and where.

In all of it, I inevitably over analyze the situation, or the next step, or the potential chain of events to the point that I'm driven to inaction. I don't know what to do. I don't know what to think. I don't know how to act. But who does?

For any new situation, it seems, no one knows what to do. It's all guesswork. I choose one path based on the culmination of my experiences and thoughts.

You choose another based on yours. The person at the desk adjacent to yours chooses another based on theirs. We could all be right. We could all be wrong. We don't know!

Hindsight is twenty-twenty, sure, but a rearview mirror doesn't help you move forward. Not much, anyway.

I can't be sure, but my guess would be that you know this feeling to the "t." Decisions, life choices, picking a direction in which to act are, at least on occasion, stressful to the point that we lock up. If you're at all like me, you might become crippled by the thought of failure seeping into your decisions.

What if you make the wrong choice? What if you make the right choice at the wrong time? Have you waited too long, or did you jump the gun?

Take comfort. No one knows what to do in new situations. If they claim to they're either saving face, bluffing to remain someone's support during a trying time, or arrogant. You know what the best part about it is?

It's okay to not know. It's okay to make the best decision you can in the moment and move on.

It's okay if there was a better option than the choice you made. It's better to take action and risk screwing up than it is to be frozen by analyzation. If you make no decisions, you can't possibly go anywhere.