Indecision Holds Me Back in Business – What About You?

irrational-decisions-indecision-cartoon-allthingsdWhen 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:

  • Procrastination
  • Allowing myself to be distracted
  • Unwillingness to set a schedule when I know I need to
  • Indecision

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’tΒ 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?

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  1. I’m the same way, Amanda! I have had a hard time lately making decisions and I know it’s holding me back. I have a couple of different things I want to do right now business wise and I know that the back and forth in my brain is keeping me from moving forward. All of the things you listed are the same things that get in my way, too. Maybe we can cheer each other on and defeat some of these things. πŸ™‚

  2. When I get down to the root of it all, it comes down to fear – and the fear of what can be varied – but success is high up there. I worry about my qualifications, how much I have to offer that others aren’t already offering, etc. I know in theory that I have my own voice and own offering to make, but I need to get over that internally!
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  3. I have these same issue…but I know exactly what I want to do just don’t ever time to do everything I want….just everything that NEEDS to be done. It’s frustrating and hard to be creative sometimes.

  4. I’m one of the most indecisive people EVER!
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  5. Indecision is like quick sand and can keep you from ever finding your true potential. At some point you simply have to take action. The funny is that once you do, you find that the indecisiveness fades away.
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  6. You’ve hit it on the nail. I have those issue. I’m stuck right now because I’m not making a commitment and scheduling something. This is a good kick to just do it.
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  7. OMG it’s contagious, LOL! I thought I was the only one who does this, and it is so frustrating! I have ten million ideas, but I never get them all to fruition because I never figure out which one I want to start with. Or, I change over halfway through and start something new. I have two half-finished fiction stories and a halfway done nonfiction ebook sitting on my desk that could be earning me money, and I need money!

    But I let me hold myself back, saying that it’s the kids/husband/2 year old’s fault for needing me so much. I need to follow that old saying, ‘Better check yo self before you wreck yo self!’ πŸ™‚
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  8. Awww, you were thinking about me when you wrote this. πŸ˜‰

    Yep, indecision and procrastination–evil twins they are. I know how you feel on deciding what to write about. I’m currently working on the newest pack of Webinar PLR and I shouldn’t even be thinking about the next topic–but I am. The bad thing is, I *have* my next topic lined out, but I’m asking myself the same questions you are; will it sell, is the right topic right now…blah, blah, blah.

    Another thing that gets me is I also have a good 20 more topics I want to cover, but I find myself worrying because I can’t do them ALL at once. We’ve got to learn to just create a plan and follow it. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. You’re not alone!
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