Do what makes sense.

This just about got buried in another post–“Do what makes sense”. I’m not even sure where it came from, but this has been a “guiding principle” in all my decisions and all my forward life motion in the past several years.

It simplifies decisions that would otherwise be complicated and miserable. It eliminates second-guessing and largely eliminates regret after the fact. All I need to do is ask myself, did what I do at the time “make sense”.

Granted, sometimes what I do does not prima facee “make sense”. Or, I think it does at the time, and later, upon reflection, I decide I would have done things differently. And as my friend and relative Catherine, at the Blissful Mind, don’t overthink it! I do that a lot, I’m sorry to say. Going back and rethinking something, is pretty much the same thing.

As we all say, “Don’t overthink it.” It means the same thing as “Do what makes sense.” Do something (anything) now!

As I consider my alternatives for this blog (i.e. turning it into a full-blown advice column/web page vs. packing it in completely), I am reminded that there are no wrong answers. I’ve learned, particularly in the last little while, you and always change your mind. (I think, like a lot of the advice that I dispense–or redispense–these days, this came from my mother). Again, for emphasis, “You can always change your mind”. Or, put another way, there is nothing cast in stone.

I keep on telling myself that. Most of the time it sticks. Sometimes, no. But it’s true, you can always change your mind!

Hope this all makes sense. Thanks for reading. Please feel free to comment below.

About Gerry Wieder

Gerry is a former Registered Nurse, currently living in the Seattle area of the United States.
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