Decisions Decisions

Whilst I’m falling down the rabbit hole of Youtube, I stumble on a video that describes a recent realisation I wrote about here. The video gives a much better explanation.  It talks about how we can make decisions either based on growth or fear and when we choose the latter it generally comes from a need we have.

Here’s the video:

If I look at all my past decisions and pick one, let’s say: deciding to live at home during university. I spent a lot of time weighing up the pros and cons,  but in the end I thought I’d save a lot of money by living at home, which I did. However, deep down I was scared. I remember thinking about the horror stories of university halls: roommates from hell, constant fire alarms and so I chose the safe option. And every year after, I had an opportunity to flee the nest but it was never the right time. I guess my fear stemmed from a need to feel secure/safe which makes sense, I find that at the root of most of my decisions is that same need to feel secure.

Let me know if you can relate to this? I sometimes wonder if I’m the only one who likes to over-analyse things…

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    1. At least I’m not alone! At one point, when I was contemplating a name change for this blog, I considered: The Anxious Medic.

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