I could feel a frustration in her voice and see it in her eyes.
“I’ve never felt as though I can’t find my passion.” she said, “My problem is the opposite. I have too many passions. I have too many great ideas. I just can’t choose and actually do something. That’s where I get stuck.”
You wouldn’t believe how often I hear this, and variations of it. It shouldn’t be a surprise because most of us have felt it at some point.
We can often get stuck wavering between options and hoping to find the perfect solution. We have all these ideas but we’re hoping that one idea will trump all of the others and win out as our one and only passion.
The problem is this: we’re looking at the ideas and trying to decide between them when no idea is going to change how we feel.
Instead of asking: which should I pursue? You need to ask: why can’t I decide?
What keeps you feeling like you can’t choose? What’s the fear that keeps you stuck? What are the stories that you are telling and retelling yourself about choosing, missing out, or whatever it might be?