Sunday, January 2, 2011

Breaking Free from Indecision in the New Year!

Indecision
by Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ 
 
Indecision often times hinders us from achieving goals we have set for ourselves. Indecision 
can cause regrets. How many times have you said to yourself, "If only I..." or "I wish I had..." 
or "If I only did it another way, then..."
 
Where there is indecision, there is no resolution. Instead of being convicted to a decision, a 
stand or a principle, indecision causes us to 'swing' from one side to the other; to take one 
step forward only to take two steps back.
 
Indecision breeds reluctance. And where there is reluctance, there is a certain fear -- fear 
of trying, fear of doing, fear of failing and yes, even fear of succeeding.
 
This week, you will come face to face with your indecision.
 
Freewrite for ten to fifteen minutes. Based on your freewrite, go on and craft an essay, 
story or poem.
 
~ Monday: Think of something you wanted to do last week but did not do. 
 
    What was it? 
    Why did you not act on it? 
    What hindered you from doing it? 
    How do you feel about not being able to do what you wanted?
 
 
~ Tuesday: Now think of something you wanted to do last week and you went ahead and did it. 
 
    What was it? 
    Why did you act on it?
    How did you feel after doing it?
 
 
~ Wednesday and Thursday: Freewrite using any or all of these prompts:
 
    1. I remember ten years ago when I ___________, and if I can do it all over again, I would...
    2. One of the things I regret not doing is...
    3. One of the best decisions I've made is...
 
 
~ Friday: Brainstorm and list at least five situations you hope you never have to find yourself in. 
Then, write the courses of action you would take if you do find yourself in those situations.
 
 
 
Copyright 2004 Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ
 
This article is excerpted from Shery's book, Weekly Writes: 52 Weeks of Writing Bliss! 
(http://weeklywrites.com). Shery created WriteSparks! - a software that generates over 10 *million* Story 
Sparkers for Writers. Download WriteSparks! Lite for free - http://writesparks.com

No comments:

Post a Comment