When I take a hard look at my business I know exactly what’s holding me back. I’m sure if you were to look at your own business you’d be able to figure it out for yourself too. It’s easy to sit there and wonder why things aren’t going at the pace you want but I bet if you really think about it you already know… and there is a good chance they aren’t even external force.
Sure, sometimes there are things out of your control like family issues, health problems, or things like that but in most cases I see people holding themselves back.
Using myself as an example, I can sit there and blame my bad back, my health issues, and stress all I want, but while they are issues, the real things that end up holding me back are:
- Allowing myself to be distracted
- Unwillingness to set a schedule when I know I need to
Right now it’s the indecision I’m struggling with. Rather than jumping in and getting things done I’m bouncing between ideas and debating. I could have gotten so much done today but I was agonizing over decisions that aren’t that big of a deal.
The main thing I’m thinking about is updating my PLR with a new theme. I was looking at this theme because it has a lot of cool features and could get me off of my e-junkie dependency. But then I sit there and look at other themes and plugins and let the indecision keep me reading and researching instead of making a decision. I know that researching before buying is important, but literally half of my day went to that.
The other is my new PLR product, the Amazon Niche Starters. I’ve got this list of niches I want to do them for but instead of just sitting down and writing I get filled with indecision and debate which will sell best, which will be the most useful, and which will be the easiest to write about. I was thinking about juicers, treadmills, eReaders… I have a list of like 30 topics I was considering.
After spending most of the day worrying about this stuff my significant other looked over and asked what I was working on and I realized I wasn’t actually working on anything. That’s not a productive way to spend the day at all, now is it?
How do you deal with indecision?