Tuesday, January 17, 2017

She Who Hesitates is Lost

This morning, I had it all ready to go.  Ticketmaster.  U2 tickets to go on sale at 10:00 am.  I was ready.  I kept checking back to see the ticker.

At 10:00 am on the dot, I clicked "search for tickets."  It found two tickets in a section that looked pretty high up, but who cares?  It was two tickets to U2.  Something lingering on my bucket list for a long time now.

I went through the pages, clicking and agreeing.  And then I got stuck on the last one.  The payment page.  The total for two tickets would be $250.  Whew.  That is a lot of money!  I didn't even have someone lined up to go with me yet.  My husband is not a concert person and I was a little worried that he'd see the $250 charge on the credit card and not be too happy.

So, I hesitated.  I watched the clock move down from five minutes to three minutes to one minute.  I thought, maybe I'll go back and change it to one ticket.  I tried and it completely messed up the order and my tickets were lost to someone else.  The next available ticket was much closer, but $280 for one ticket!  No way.

Having this experience today reminded me of the many times this has happened in my life.  I am an introverted perfectionist, which often leads to me indecision.  I think so much about all of the possible options and possible consequences that sometimes I wait too long and either don't make a decision or I make a snap decision and later regret it.

I encourage you today to not think too much. Is there something in your life that you really want to do?  A bucket list item, maybe? Do it!  We aren't guaranteed a certain number of days in this life, and sometimes we get caught up in the decisions or we get so caught up in the mundane details of life that we forget about the bigger picture.  We forget what we want our life to truly be about.

Make a list of things your really want to do today, this week, this year, and DO THEM!  Don't let hesitation or other details get in your way.  Live life to the full, because there is so much joy in the journey.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe you will be lucky and win a pair from a radio station contest or something! When is the concert, if I'm in town I'll go with you!