A Simple Tip for Indecision and Analysis-Paralysis

Have you ever struggled to make a decision in your musical life?

You don’t want to miss this tip from a kid named James – it might just save you from indecision and “analysis paralysis” forever more…

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Hi, my name’s Christopher, I’m the founder and Director of Musical U, and this is Musicality Now.

I was talking to a friend the other day and he said something that I had to share with you.

We were talking about the Summer of Transformation promo we’re offering to members and email subscribers at the moment at Musical U, where you have the opportunity to secure a 6-week transformation that will permanently improve your musicality and your musical life.

And I was saying “It’s funny, I know there are a ton of people who are going to be super excited about this offer – but they won’t actually go ahead. Because we’re giving them three options”.

You see, I’m an “optimiser” by nature. I like to think decisions through from every angle and make sure the choice I’m making is the right one, not one I’ll have any reason to second-guess or regret later on.

I’m certain there are tons of people in our audience who are just like me – are you one of them?

When faced with a decision we can get struck by “analysis-paralysis” – where we’re arguing the case every which way, seeking more and more information, hoping to find a decision that feels certain.

And I’ll confess: often in the past this has resulted in me making no decision at all!

And I’ve definitely missed out on some cool opportunities as a result.

Here’s what my friend told me that I had to share with you – because I think it’s potentially an indecision-killer that can help you (and me!) from struggling with this in future.

He said when he was growing up he had a friend, James, who was always indecisive.

Super smart kid, very capable – but always getting stuck in that “analysis paralysis”.

One day James’ mum took them both to the grocery store with her, and said they could each pick one piece of candy to buy.

And James was walking up and down the candy aisle.

Up and down. Up and down. Up and down.

He couldn’t choose.

A full ten minutes passed. My friend had chosen some candy right away but James just couldn’t decide.

Until finally his mum, exasperated, yelled “JUST CHOOSE, JAMES! IT’S ALL CANDY!”

Just choose.

It’s all candy.

See here’s the part that makes analysis paralysis funny – often it strikes even when all the options are good ones!

That’s so often the case in our musical lives.

If you’ve followed us for any length of time you will have heard us at Musical U talk about how there can be no “perfect, one-size-fits-all, straight-line” course for musicality training.

But something we don’t talk about as often is this – There isn’t even a perfect straight-line course for you.

There can’t be. Because musicality training by its nature will have so many twists, turns, ups and downs, that you need to be willing to adjust course along the way.

But here’s the great news – it’s all candy!

Whether it’s with the Summer of Transformation promo (which ends today – link in the shownotes if you act fast)

Or more generally in your musical life, I want you to take this idea to heart: that when you’re struggling to make the “ideal” choice among music-learning options, it’s all candy.

Sure, some choices might be marginally better than others.

But as long as you’re choosing high-quality training from a trusted and supportive provider – you really can’t go far wrong.

(and all the other candy will be there for you later on – it’s not even an either/or choice! It can be both/and…)

So if you’ve been dilly-dallying about the next steps in your musical life, or what kind of musical transformation you want, remember James.

It’s all candy.

Just choose.

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