Dealing with the “What Ifs”

Just like everyone else I have a critical voice that lurks at the back of my mind and picks apart every decision and choice that I make. Its sole function seems to be to remind me that I am not good enough by some unseen yardstick that keeps moving.

So how do I function? How do I keep from paralysis in the face of this clamour and self doubt? This was the question asked in last night’s counselling session.

My only marginally flippant reply was that whatever choice or decision I make will be seized on by my brain so I might as well keep choosing and making decisions and be a similarly moving target.

History tells me that by and large everything works out and that my gut instincts are generally good. So I keep moving forward, and occasionally I outpace the voice of “what if” and “should have”