The final act of making the actual transaction gets postponed because of operational issues
Has it happened to you? You know, you need to decide on something, but the fear of taking the wrong call makes you freeze. I have noticed that I push the decision to a dark corner of the brain, promising that I will deal with it ‘soon’. Years go by, but ‘soon’ doesn’t become now. Over the years, I’ve learnt to notice when the stealthy creature in the brain begins to slide the problem away. That’s the trigger to yank the problem back under the spotlight. I’ve learnt that to plunge head-first into the most unpleasant task frees up space for other stuff later. It also unchains the mind from the guilty tap-tap-tap of the big hairy decision that lurks in the background growling for attention. I’ve learnt that a sub-optimal decision is still better than no decision. At least you’ve moved from the rut of inaction into doing something. Mistakes can be corrected but to resurrect something from an ossified state is so much more difficult.