This time of the year is the busiest at my workplace. And this year, I couldn’t even count on the person who works for me. We’ve been working together for about eight months, and I kept hoping that things will get better. They never did, but the thought of starting from the beginning with someone new made me feel overwhelmed, and I kept avoiding letting her go and searching for someone else.
It was a fear-based decision.And these are the worst kinds. They keep you stuck in a place that you see no improvement of. The situation does have a way out, but you don’t get out of it because you imagine worst-case scenarios. In most cases, the things that you imagine and keep you stuck will never happen. They only exist in your head.
The French philosopher Michel Montagne ironically said:
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.
It’s the same thing with fear-based decisions.
The reality is less dramatic than our scary dreams. Things are much simpler and have a better ending than what we fear that it might happen. All we need to do is to take steps to resolve them, one by one.