Most Decisions Are Not Permanent

Murray "MJ" Blehart
5 min readMar 27, 2019

Decisions are not scary unless we let them be. Choose to be decisive.

Few decisions that we make are truly permanent.

I know that, for me at least, on more than one occasion I either made no choice, procrastinated about, or did not fully commit to a decision. Why? Because what if I made the wrong one?

This is why recognizing that few decisions we make are truly permanent is so important to really living our lives.

No matter how much I work on being mindful, and aware of my thoughts, feelings, and actions, it is only a portion of what it takes to do pretty much anything and everything. Conscious or subconscious, the reality we create and live in will be based on choices we decide upon every single day.

Because of the fear of making the wrong decision, a lot of us go through life indecisively. Trouble is, when we allow that to be our reality, we tend to only get partway along any path we choose to travel upon.

Why? Because probably the most important action in any given thought-feeling-action trifecta is the underlying decision.

For example, let’s say that I desire to move to England. That’s the thought, the idea at the beginning. Getting excited about this, basking in how it will feel to make such a drastic, transatlantic move is the obviously the feeling. The action would be, say, buying a ticket to England.

But I have to decide to take that action. If I become indecisive about it, I am moving nowhere.

Decisions are not scary unless we let them be

We choose to make decisions every single day. We decide to get out of bed, eat breakfast, go to work, sit on the couch and watch TV or read a book, and so on. Little things that matter, and that we frequently take completely for granted.

When it comes to bigger decisions, like taking or quitting a job, moving somewhere new, getting married or divorced — this can be scary. There are all kinds of “what if” scenarios we play out in our heads, as well as concerns about the impact on not only ourselves, but the people in our lives. It can be easily overwhelming, which in turn causes us to become indecisive, or to make no decision at all.

Murray "MJ" Blehart

I explore mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to help & inspire. And I also write sci-fi/fantasy.