Hesitation

It’s been a while since I did a post, and seeing as I not doing great at regular posts at the minute I took a little trip over to the WordPress daily prompts for a little help. The first one that jumped out at me was hesitation. It took me a while to commit to using it for a post, but the fact I was hesitant to write a blog post about hesitation kind of made my mind up for me.

I often hesitate when making decisions, however big or significant they are; it’s something I’ve always struggled with. So why do we do it? Why does our mind feel the need to pause?

My main reason for hesitating is probably a fear of being judged for what I do. As much as I tell myself that it doesn’t matter what other people think, it will always be something you unconsciously consider. No one wants to be thought of in a negative way and a way to limit the chance of that happening is to hesitate and take time making a decision.

A lack of confidence in myself is probably anouther factor hesitancy. If you don’t think you are capable or have doubts about your ability to do something, it will be a lot harder to make a decision without doubt and careful consideration of all options.

It’s hard to tell whether hesitation is a positive or negative thing. I guess it’s like everything; sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s bad. There just has to be a balance between hesitating for so long that you miss out on opportunities (leading to regret) and not acting with any hesitation and rushing to the wrong decision (often causing problems).

All this thinking about the prompt has definitely taught me one thing – the mind is complicated!

10th March 2017

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