I am a very risk averse, overly-analytical person by nature, so trying to shed this decision-paralysis tendency has been--and still is--a process. But I have been gradually realizing that the best (lol, I said "best") way to make progress is to simply take advantage of the good (if not glamorous) opportunities that lie one or two steps in front of me. When I do this, a few things happen.
- I build momentum, which is necessary to break the gravitational pull of stagnation and achieve escape velocity
- After stringing together a few of these common, run-of-the-mill opportunities I am actually in a better position to evaluate my direction and my other options
- I actually ACCOMPLISH things, which is the bees knees
There is a biblical proverb that says "Trust in the Lord and do good. Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness." I have found it interesting that this verse doesn't say "Trust in the Lord and do the very best possible thing." And what a mercy this is, for when would we possibly know what the best possible thing is? Certainly not before committing to any courses of action.