Paralysis by Analysis

I can’t decide!   Should I choose This, That or The Other?  If I get This, I’ll get That, but for the wrong price.  If I choose The Other, I get a bit less and The Husband won’t like it.

Decisions. Decisions.  Big ones and little ones alike, sometimes it takes forever to make the ‘right’ choice.  Whatever that is.  I always do a ‘cost’ analysis.  Will it cost more money or time?  Will it give me emotional, physical, or mental satisfaction?   Do we have space?  If I choose This will my stakeholders be happy.  The stakeholders, usually The Family, are always hard to please.  Reality is, you cannot please everyone.  So, make sure YOU are happy with what you decide.

I didn’t realize I did this until my lunch work-buddies pointed it out.  We go to a food court (there are several in the financial district) and then we break-out to get food and meet somewhere.  I say I’m going to get XYZ food, but almost always get 123 food.  I walk around to a minimum of 3-4, if not all, of the different choices, and then buy.   Which one will satisfy the beast, Hunger?  Which one is the best bang for my buck?  Which one has the shortest line?  Which one has the best nutritional value?  Even if we all choose the same place, the combos are messing with my mind.  haha

Be it gym memberships, phone plans, car, furniture, appliances, toys, clothes, EVERYTHING.  It’s best when your heart wants something, no matter what logic dictates.  Yeah, it costs too much, I don’t have space, and it’s not practical.  I WANT it.  Otherwise, I’m checking out several stores, online, talk to other people to get their opinion, then forget about it, and finally not buy/do it.

It takes me forever to decide what to order at a restaurant. And even if I have figured out what I want, it may be swayed depending what other people order.  Why do we have to choose only one dish?  That’s why I love dim sum.  I wish other restaurants would adopt the same concept.   Dim sum is a Cantonese term for a type of Chinese dish that involves small individual portions of food.   A couple of ribs, a few wings, two loaded potato skins, small bowl of french onion soup,  one cup of pasta, ribs, lobster, steak, slider burger, a sliver of pie, cake, ice cream, soup, garlic bread bits, french fries, garlic mashed fingers, etc

If dim sum style is just not feasible for some cuisines, then I wish there were more family style restaurants.  Share!

I could go on and on about how long it took to buy my car, house, choose a phone plan, etc  But, with this ‘diet’, the only thing on my mind is food.


10 thoughts on “Paralysis by Analysis

    • Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment Fari! Much appreciated 🙂

      Secondly, we should totally start a support group!

      1. who’s our target market to attend?
      2. should we charge? if yes, how much? if no, how do we get sponsorship to cover expenses?
      3. where should we host the meetings?
      4. is there a charge for the location? if yes, is it within budget?
      5. when should we hold the meetings? mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekday, or weekend?
      6. how often should the meetings be? once a week, once a month, bi-weekly, or quarterly?
      7. what is our agenda with this group? what to consider when making decisions seminars, boot camp scenarios, or just an excuse to drink and meet ppl?


      1. we choose the date and time
      2. advertise via posters, fb, evites, blogs, email campaign, etc
      3. let the chips lie where they fall

      I suspect I’d do the first plan…. :S

  1. Well, if you’re really interested in doing that, we can meet sometime to come up with a plan. Send me a message in facebook or email me.

    • ha! oh Fari. I was just being an a$$. I’m not being serious with any of that. Just wanted to make an example of all the questions that go through my head when trying to make something happen. An example of my “Paralysis by Analysis” 😛

    • lmao! thanks Fari. they ARE good questions. at least, that’s what I tell myself every time i have a billion questions going on in my head to do one thing. sometimes good. sometimes not good.

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