This is perhaps one of the most important skills that we can learn. It’s not the bad decisions that grind our lives to a halt, but the fear of making a bad decision that slows us down in our day to day adventures. The idea of the decision has burdened upon it far too much responsibility than it deserves. A decision may bring with it painful repercussions, of course. However, we can only make so good a decision as we can with the information available at the time. However, a fear of such eventuations only slows down and hinders the process of living life.
It is from the overly sentimental memory and idea of the decision that fear, anxiety, regret and much of our energetic paralysis stems. Rather than focus on the negative consequences of the decision, it is far more useful to view this idea in a more wholesome sense; decisions are the crystallisation of your intentions into your real everyday life.
As long as a decision is made from a place of being centered, relaxed and aware of your emotions, it is not the decision per say upon which your happiness in built, but rather your reaction to the consequences. And again, a positive reaction to life’s vicissitudes comes with being centered, relaxed and aware of your emotions.
Moral of the story? Chill out – and go take that plunge! Haha!