Saturday, 4 August 2007

Sunday Scribbling #71 DECISION.

Decision, love the word, easy for me, difficult for some.
Making the decision has always been easy. Should I shouldn’t I, will I won’t I, can I can’t I, these questions have flavoured my life, caused many to reel, to gasp with shock/horror as they asked “she’s not going to is she”? Some decisions were extremely bad, some ridiculous, some embarrassing, many on a whim, many on an impulse, most without a thought of the consequences or the effect on the people involved. Each time I prepared myself to either suffer or relish the consequences well I thought I did, invariably I left debris, yet lessons were learnt.

The decisions made for me, supposedly in my best interest, caused great personal sadness – too much to mention here! Learned behaviour was my advisor – yeah, make that decision a little voice would say – go on I dare you. Making a decision became a form of approval seeking. That was until I woke up, found the formula, came out of the fog and made the best decision; to grow up – now that was a decision!

For me the ability to make a decision is admirable. However making the decision without careful consideration can often be dangerous. Hearts broken, lives in turmoil, the outcome frequently not what was initially expected. So when I consider the decision makers who blunder along in their positions of power oft making a decision frequently with a hidden agenda I realise my decision making episodes weren’t that bad after all.

Decision making now, I'm Over it!

10 Comments:

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

The decision 'to grow up'. Words to live by. All decisions are fraught with peril and we can only make them with the knowledge at hand.

Rose

xo

Jennifer said...

LOL, I love the last line. Ahhh, the hidden agenda. I always feel like I'm looking for it in others! Great take on this week prompt.

colleen said...

I try to let truth be my compass.

Gill said...

Great post, I especially like the last paragraph.

Fledgling Poet said...

I really loved your thoughts on decisions...I've had the opposite experience of making decisions to please others. Decisions are never easy, and always complicated!

Patois said...

Have you read xegbp's post today? Along the same lines.

gautami tripathy said...

At the hardest of times, we make the best decisions. Think about it.

ian russell said...

yes, you have me thinking that we have to decide who makes the decisions on our behalf - I've had some wrong 'uns I didn't ask for!
but as long as we don't mind mistakes, decision making ain't so bad.

Remiman said...

Red,
Decisions...as much a part of us as breathing. Too fast or too slow can be dangerous (not necessarily bad).
rel

Mountain Dweller said...

You have some great ideas about decisions! If only we always had the time when making them - it is often the snap decisions that are the hardest.

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