We head into office facing gauntlets – meetings, options, choices and variables making every complex job. And every job is complex. Everywhere. Take comfort. You are not alone, but not particularly special either. Whether making choices is easy or hard for you, days of wrong choices being someone else’s fault are long gone.
Today, whether or not bosses/clients/spouses think so, most of us tend to act as if every imperfect choice, every wrong choice, every insanely wrong choice is OUR FAULT
How important is it for you to make all the right choices today?
If it is – better go back to bed – value of the extra restfar outweighs anxiety you’ll be feeling, paralyzed by fear you’ll make the wrong choice(s).
Affluence and access to choice(s) seem to paralyze rather than increasing satisfaction.
What are you doing – making choices and moving on to the next issue on your plate, or writhing in discontent that an imperfect choice is a character flaw?
In a world where we have no-fault accidents and no-fault divorces, maybe an enlightened society should have no-fault choices. Or we can let Siri do it …
Wouldn’t that be weird? OK, it would be wonderful for a day: let artificial intelligence make all our choices for us. Yes, some would be wrong but statistically most would be good choices and most of those would be better choices than any choice we would be hand-wringing about all day …
When was the last time you had an unexpected surprise, surprised by a pleasant surprise?
Are we so ingrained in a massive assortment of choices that nothing makes us ‘off the charts’ happy?
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