Choice terrifies us, so the Existentialists tell us. It’s in there, with falling and freedom, an existential fear.
Decisions need information and a process to a goal. When all is uncertain, we can’t see the goal and our old processes fail. Decisions feel impossible.
Well, perfect decisions are impossible, but they always were. What does it take to make new, imperfect decisions, when uncertainty and complexity have exploded?
Pull others into your bubble of imperfection. They may have new information or a better process.
Work with Time
Stress closes down our sense of a time horizon to our actions. We’re trapped. Connect with others who understand this and can help you reconnect to your vision.
There will be consequences, perhaps catastrophic, and you can’t control them. Have a plan for the most catastrophic outcome. It will leave you more free to act with a clear mind.
Take full responsibility
Few will understand how difficult your decisions have been. Equivocating won’t help, while accepting responsibility might just inspire more people to make it work.
When you face the terror of making imperfect, high stakes decisions and weather the results, you grow.
You become a force, fuelled by your proven courage and integrity.