What to do when you just don’t know what you should be doing…

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go. – Dr. Suess

I really enjoy Dr.Suess stories! Wocket in my pocket is a favorite I’ve read to my son countless times.

Us grownups have to make a lot of choices. Every day you are faced with a multitude of decisions that have to be made. Forced to choose between this and that…

I feel that the majority of my day is spent making decisions for other people and rarely for myself.

Being a “manager” of sorts at work means I am a captain of a ship. Setting a course by typing notes with a keyboard rather than the use of a helm. One email to adjust course this way, and an instant message to dispatch another ship off in another direction. Maybe an admiral rather than a captain. Maybe a promotion is in order!

The problem is that I spend my waking hours sending commands to various ships at sea and I then struggle to plot a course of my own.

I once read that some of the so-called important people in society wear the exact same clothes each day in order to preserve their decision making energy for business at hand. Is that really what we have come too? That our lives have become so burdened with choices that we need to restrict where we focus our energy.

The world has certainly become a noisy place, and by the end of the day the most difficult question to answer is “whats for dinner”?

I sometimes wonder if others struggle as much as I do in order to decide how to tackle their personal projects. Once I’ve found some free time, and not completely exhausted from ship steering, how should I spend it?

Do I work on some writing, or catch up on some reading, or should I just go do some dishes?

So what do you do, when you just don’t know what you should be doing?

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