There it is: the Big Decision.
On the one hand, you've got Road #1. And it is a tempting choice. It seems like a great path to go down... maybe everything you want.
Except you're not 100% sure it'll work out.
And if it doesn't, you'll have lost all that time going down it.
Then, on the other hand, you've got Road #2. It's the safer path by far... but maybe - could it be - too safe?
If you pick Road #2, you'll probably be okay, but you might miss out on the amazingly potential upside of Road #1.
Alternately, pick Road #1 and you risk having it not lead anywhere, and then you won't end up enjoying the benefits of Road #1 OR Road #2.
So, you hem and haw, delay and stall, sending your mind into overdrive trying to figure out which choice is the right choice to make.
Only, your mind can't figure this out. There's no new information coming in.
Nothing else to tip the scales in your head to help you to decide, or force you to.
In the end, you sit there, no closer to a decision than you were when first presented with those two choices, despite endless wheel spinning, mental gears clogged with mud and grass, unable to spin any further, you unable to decide.
This article is designed to help you never have to worry about this ugly (and far too common) scenario again; it the complete manual on how to be decisive, and it's how I took myself from someone who kept ending up in these scenarios to someone who never does anymore.