Decision making is not in my wheelhouse. I will hem and haw over the simplest of choices for what feels like years. The title of this post? Yeah, I grappled with that for hours.
Get my husband in on the mix, and something as simple as what restaurant to eat dinner at becomes several rounds of “I don’t know, what do YOU want?”
I don’t know what makes me so indecisive. Perhaps it’s the fear of making the wrong choice. Or it could be that I like all of the choices laid out in front of me that I can’t just pick one.
And if the price tag or consequences of my choice is greater? My indecisiveness reaches a fever pitch of spreadsheets and pros and cons lists.
Recently my husband and I booked a family vacation for the summer. Several calls with travel agents narrowed down our choices to two all-inclusive resorts that, on paper, looked pretty much identical.
I could have picked either one and we’d probably have a great time, right? Except, I stressed out over each choice, second guessing myself every time I narrowed down a reservation. The internet doesn’t make this kind of decision any easier, providing reviews that run the gamut from “This is the best resort ever!” to “There is no amount of alcohol that can make this resort a great place to stay!”
So when I had to title a dance piece I’d been working on all semester, I went in to a total panic.
What if this title says the wrong thing? What if it’s too cheesy? What if it sucks so bad the audience won’t even bother coming back from intermission to watch it?
One of the dancers suggested I create a Doodle survey to get their advice. And it was the best thing I’ve ever done.
If you’ve never used Doodle, you need to. I think the Doodle website’s primary function is to make scheduling meeting times with large groups of people easier. But there’s this fancy polling option that I’m now in love with.
I had about eight choices, threw them in the poll, sent them all emails, and within an hour, I had crowd sourced my title selection. How freakin’ easy was that?
And now? Yeah, I plan on Doodle polling every decision I need to make from now on.
Imagine the possibilities!
When I can’t decide what should I cook for dinner? Doodle that, yo!
Not sure if I should wear this black dress or pants and a shirt? Poll, baby poll.
Undecided as to whether I should start binge watching Scandal, The Walking Dead or The Last Man Standing? DooooooooOOOOODLE!
I mean, I could NEVER have to make a decision by myself again!
Of course, this wouldn’t work for major life decisions. Doodle polling a house or how many kids you should have sounds like a recipe for disaster. Or a new Fox reality show. I’m not sure which one yet.
But if it means I don’t have to hem and haw over decisions that cause my head to hurt, I’m all in.
I think. Maybe I am. I don’t know yet. Let me send you a Doodle poll link.