Make A Decision – Even If It’s the Wrong One

January 24, 2018 – 14:34 pm


Keith Foskett wrote the following excerpt in his Pacific Crest Trail memoir entitled “The Last Englishman”:

“The hardest part of the PCT, and indeed any long-distance path, is actually making the decision to attempt it in the first place. The second hardest is the waiting. Once you’ve made both commitments it becomes surprisingly obvious that you should have done it a long time ago.  The apprehension you felt at making such a big decision suddenly becomes insignificant and your goal becomes clear and lucid. Make the choice and everything starts to fall into place.”

I have come to the conclusion that many people who are unhappy with their lives are simply paralyzed by indecision and so they end up leading what Henry David Thoreau described as a “life of quiet desperation.”  The hard part is trying to figure out what it is that actually makes you happy then not to just follow your dreams but to chase them.

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