DECISIONS DECISIONS...

I don't usually turn to Louis C.K. for advice on how to live my life but hey, there's always a first time for everything. Trust me, you're going to want to see this..



I don't remember when the uncertainty kicked in. I don't remember being an indecisive child. Quite the opposite actually. In fact, my parents often love to entertain their friends with tales of our brazenness as children. Now, the more options I have, the more my poor heart palpitates!


It's not just the what to eat or drink that breeds uncertainty, it affects the big decisions too like who to (or not to) date, where to live, where to work, having children, choosing happiness, and just generally making the right choices for you. Luckily I'm right where I need to be on all counts right now but it's never been easy going, especially when failure has been and probably will forever be an option.



Now I have heard a lot of advice and guidance around finding the confidence to go with your gut when making decisions. The best by far is from one of my favorite comics Louis C.K. who is notorious for being allergic to bullsh*t.

This is an except from an interview he did with GQ Magazine by Andrew Corsello. If you ask me, I reckon he's got it spot on:

"These situations where I can't make a choice because I'm too busy trying to envision the perfect one—that false perfectionism traps you in this painful ambivalence: If I do this, then that other thing I could have done becomes attractive. But if I go and choose the other one, the same thing happens again. It's part of our consumer culture. People do this trying to get a DVD player or a service provider, but it also bleeds into big decisions. 

So my rule is that if you have someone or something that gets 70 percent approval, you just do it. 'Cause here's what happens. The fact that other options go away immediately brings your choice to 80. Because the pain of deciding is over.

"And," he continues, "when you get to 80 percent, you work. You apply your knowledge, and that gets you to 85 percent! And the thing itself, especially if it's a human being, will always reveal itself—100 percent of the time!—to be more than you thought. And that will get you to 90 percent. After that, you're stuck at 90, but who the f*ck do you think you are, a god? You got to 90 percent? It's incredible!"
 
So there you have it folks. Say yes to the 70% of you that is actually in touch with your gut. Life is tough enough without us trying in vain to reach God-levels. I think this is solid advice so yeah, might just give it a go.


What do you guys think? Are you in touch with your gut? Do you trust it?

xxs

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