We all want what’s best for ourselves and our loved ones, but sometimes that leads us to over thinking every single decision you have to make. It’s exhausting and absolutely pointless, but sometimes we can’t help but get stuck in a spiral of second guessing our actions. To put an end to this, I’ve been practicing this mantra that has helped me kick this habit and be confident in the choices I make.
Strive for progress, not perfection
Sometimes the thing that holds us back from making a choice or decision is a fear of failure. What if you do X, Y or Z, and it doesn’t work out exactly as planned? Most of the time these terrible situations never eventuate! Time is of the essence in all of our lives so once you’ve made a decision, don’t ponder about the possible outcomes. Just know that you’ve made the best decision you could have in the time available, and whatever will be will be. Done is better than perfect!
How? One of the ways to ensure some form of progress is to use hindsight
We all learn from our past experiences, and usually more from the bad ones than good ones. However, the point isn’t to beat yourself up about what happened and feel guilty. Mothers are great at feeling guilty. Instead just note what you’d do differently next time and move on. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get it right (eventually) so don’t dwell on the few times you might get it wrong.
What are you procrastinating about now?