Don’t wait. Decide your own fate #MondayMorningWakeUpCall
The story goes that Buridon’s ass is halfway between a pile of hay and a pail of water. He is extremely hungry and equally thirsty. He keeps looking left and right, trying to decide whether to satiate his hunger or quench his thirst first. Unable to decide, eventually he collapses and dies of hunger and thirst.
This paradox in philosophy, named after French philosopher Jean Buridan, quite nicely metaphorically portrays the decision paralysis that plagues many.
The plague exists for a variety of reasons. 4 reasons that come to mind are:
- FOMO – Fear of missing out
- Analysis paralysis – Over thinking
- Greed – Wanting it all
- Not thinking long term – Being myopic about the fact that you can first drink the water and then eat the hay. Duh!
Hint: The 1st step is to be aware of the cause of indecisiveness. Awareness is a great antidote to irrational fears.
So, do you want to be a badass, smartass, greatass… or Buridon’s ass?
Take a decision!